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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 




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OANCIENT YORK MASONS-ej 

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NORTH CAROLINA. 
A. L, 5851. 

A. T JEEKINS, M. W. GRAND MASTEE, NEWEEEtf. 
W. T. BAIN, K. V. GEAND SECRETARY, Kalbigh. 



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1853. 



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A. T. JERKINS, H. W. GRAND MASTER, Newbeen. 
WM, T. BAIN, R. W. GRAND SECRETARY, Raleigh. 



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1853. 



PROCEEDINCiS 



OF T H 



GRAND LODGE 



RALEIGH, N. C. \ 
December 6, 1852. 3 



The Grand Lodge of North Carolina met in Masonic 
Hall, on this evening, at 7 o'clock, and was opened in ample 
form by the Grand Master, after prayer by the Rev. Williarr^ 
P. Taylor, Grand Chaplain, p^o tern, 

PRESENT, 

M. W. Alonzo T. Jerkins, Grand Master. 



R. W. C. H. Jordan, P. D. 
L. L. Stevenson, 
Luke Blackmer, 
James E. Allen, 

*^ C. W. D. HUTCHINS, 

William T. Bain, 
John E. Young, 
Brother W. P. Watlington, 
Charles Winsted, 
L. H. Bullock, 
William S. Gunter, 
" James F. Reeves, 
James S. Terrell, 



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Lecturer. 
Senior Warden. 
Junior Warden. 
Treasurer. 
Secretary. 
Ast. 

Sen. Dea. pro tern, 
Jun. " " " 
Marshal^ <^ ^' 
Sw'd Bearer, ^« 
Pursuivant, 
Tyler. 



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I he M W Grand Master appointed Brothers Z. M Pas 
chall, Robert S. French and John G. Bynum, the dutee 
on Credenuals who, after a careful exa,.iLation ofX 
wh,eh were submitted to the™, .eported that the fo/lowS 
Lodges were duly represented : ""owing 

St. John's Lodge, No. 1, Wih«ington,-Bros E 1 l , 
terloh and H. Russell. "^'os. i.. J. l^;. 

St. John's Lodge, No. 3, Newbern,-Bros Rap „ 
Oliver S. Dewey and C. Clark ^- A. RuBsell., 

Stokes, No. 32, Ooncord,-Bro. R. P. Bessent 

H,ram,No.40,Raleigh,_Bros W J Pi' i 
D. Hutchins. • W. 

Concord, No. 58,_H. T. Clark and Wm. S Du..in 
Perseverance, No. 59. Plymouth,-H. B. f^holi 
Widow's Son, 75, Camden Co.-J. P WaLton 

^«oro..No. 7e,Greensboro'-NS'rL,Pe.r 
Zion, No. 81, Trenton,— W P Ward 
Morning Star, No. 85,_Nashville,-Jno. H. Drake 

A.trS: -G. L. Moi: and 

Joseph Warren, No. 92, S,anto„sb«rg,-J. P. Ed„,„„d. 

Jerusalem, No. 95, Hookerton,— J. A May 
^^.^John's, No. 96, Ki„3,o„,-J. H. Coward and Wm. 

Wake Forest No. 97, VTake Co.-J. O. JelTreys, N H 
Harp and Joseph Yeargin. ^ y^, n. 

Hiram, No. 98. Clinton,-! B. Chesnut and H. Herring 
and J. S. '''' F. A. Poe 

Perquimons, No. J 06, Herlford,-J. w. Albertson 
wSnlZ.''"' ^-^>'-"^--J' A. Graves and VV. P. 



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Belmont, No. 108, Duplin Co.— Jos. T. Rhodes and S. 
Lofdn. 

Wentworlh, No. Ill/ Wentvvorth.— James Reid. 

Wayne, No. H2 Everettsviile, — Samuel lioftin. 

Person, No. 113; Roxboro',— C. Hamiin, C. S. Winstead, 
J. P. Moore and C. H. Jordan. 

St. Albans Lodge, No. 114, Lumberton,— R. S. Frencli. 

Holly Spring, No. 115, Wake Co.— James Rogers and 
A. W. Betts. 

Germanton, No. 116, Germanton,— James E. Mathews. 
Mount Lebanon, No, 117, Wilson,— L. D. Farmer. 
William R. Davie, No. 119, Lexington,— G. Ryley. 
Tuscarora, No. 122, Oxford,— Z. M. Paschail, and J. R, 
Fuller. 

FranklintoD, No. 123, Fraiiklinton,— L. A. Jeffreys. 

Clinton, No. 124, Louisborg,—D. Young. 

Mill Creek, No. 125, Johnston Co. — W. H. Bryan and 
J. Granthan. 

Sunsbury, No. 126, Gatesville — M. H. Eure. 

Biackmer, No. 127, Montgomery Co.— G. A. Makepeace 
and L. B. Syraons. 

Hanks, No. 12S, Franklinsville,— G. W. Daffion. 

Dan River, 129, Madison,— William T. Bain. 

Fraternal, No. 130, Rawlingsburg, Montg. Co.— R. H. 
Worrener and W. L. Wright. 

Alamance, No. 133", Graham,— B. N. Hopkms. 

Mocksville, No. 131, Mocksville, — Jno. A. Liilington and 
Saml. Rose. 

Lincoln, No. 127, Lincolnton — W. Lander, J. A. Cald- 
well and A. W. Burton. 

Wilson, No. 139, Gaston,— P. Tomlii]. 

M.oant Energy, No. 140, Granville, Co.— L. H. Bullock, 
B. B. Hester and W. H. Lyon. 

Western Star, No. 9l, Rutheifordton,— John G. Bynum. 

Johnston Caswell, No. 10, Warrenton,— H. I. Macon. 

Fulton, No. 99, Salisbury,— Geo. H. Makepeace, 

St. John's, No. 110, Smithfield, — Rufus Galloway. 



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Black Rock, No. 135, Brunswick Co.— Jos Green 
Phalanx, No. 31, Charlotte.-Jas. W. Osborne 
King Solomon, No. 138, Long Creek, N. H. Co.-John 
u. Powers. 

Fellowship, No. 84, Smithfield,-E. A Bryan 
Palestine, No. 120, Gold Hill,-.Samiiel Rose. ' 
Carolina No. 141, Carolina College,^ William K. Blake. 
Golden Fleece, No. 74, Milton,-Munford McGeehee. 
Enfield, No. 88, Enfield,-Thos. L. B. Gregory. 
Logan, No. 121, Jamestown,— Peter Adam?. 
Mount Hermon, No. Il8, Asheville,— R. G. A Love 
Sharon, No. 78, Green vilIe,-B. G. Albritton. 

VISITORS : 

L B Stone, W. H. Joyner, Franklinton Lodge No. 26. 
W. S. Webster, F. Lodge, Mt. Vernon Spring 
Joseph G. Wagstaff, Tuscarora Lodge 122. 
W. A. Pheepott. a cc a 

Bourbon Smith, Geo. W Daffron, Lodge Franklins vilie. 

Wm. J. W. Crowder, Holly Spring Lodge. 

G. H. Johnson, Raleigh. 

Lyman Latham, Tuscarora Lodge. 

Henry Parrott " ° 

Sidney A. Smith, Wake County. , 

J. C. Alonk, Hiram. 

Albert Johnson, J. E. Young, Hiram No. 40, Raleigh.' 

The M. W. Grand Master submitted the following Com- 
munication, which was read, and, on motion of the Grand 
Secretary, ,t was disposed of in the usual manner 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

Brethren : The recurrence of the regular convocation 
ot the Grand Lodge, after She termination of another year 
IS a special season for grateful remembrance and acknowl- 
edgment of the beneficence of God Almighty. That we 
have much to be thankful for, must be apparent to every un- 
selfish heart. Let us then, before entering upon our labors, 



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return our gratitude to the Omnipotent Disposer of all good; 
for the abundant harvest that has rewarded the toil of the 
husbandman, for the health we have universally enjoyed, 
and for the prosperity and peace, with which our Order has 
been blessed. 

That there are pecuharities m our Order, which expose it 
to the censure of the misanthrope and the sneers of the ignor- 
ant, cannot be denied : and, although, it has been assailed, 
and its patrons persecuted by the most violent and reckless 
enemies, within the last few years, it has revived and assumed 
a dignity, which has, to a great extent, protected it from the 
bitter shafts of the satirist, and the ill feeling of the censori- 
ous. The numerous illustrious names that have, from time 
immemorial, graced its annals, and (he vast benefits it has 
conferred upon mankind, have given to it a rank, and placed 
it in a position so strong, that it is rare at present to have its 
claims questioned from any source worthy of notice. 

It is particularly gratifying to me, to inform you of the 
happy and prosperous condition of the subordinate Lodges 
throughout the State. They are acquiring new value, and 
extending their benign influence to new participants every 
day. This year, hundreds have been gathered beneath our 
broad banner, and hundreds are still hastening to assist us in 
drying up the tears of the afflicted widow, in consoling and 
comforting the helpless orphan, in feeding and helping the 
poor who need succor, 

I have had the pleasure of visiting in person, a number 
of the subordinate Lodges in the Eastern part of the State, 
1 found them all working with brotherly love, union and 
affection, and engaged in works of charity and diffusive be- 
nevolence. 

In conformity to the resolution of the last meeting of the 
Grand Lodge, I have remitted one hundred dollars to the 
R.-^W. Grand Secretary of the M. W. Grand Lodge of Cal- 
ifornia. 

I empowered Brothers James li. Cherry 'and S. B. Smithy 
to receive the charter, jewels and other property of Davie 
Lodge, No. 39, Brittou's Cross Koada, Bertie County. 



GRAND LODGE I'ROCEEDIKGS. 



Havuigbeen prevented by causes beyond my control 
rom vsUmgUnammity Lodge, No. 54, at Edenton, (vvhich 
.as been so long dormant,) in accordance with the resolu. 

Short, Robt. H. Smith and James H. Cherry, to take pes 
session of the Chaner, Jewels and furniture cisaid L^dge - 
but have heard nothing from them since their appointme„; 
m regard to the same. 

Brother N. M. Roan kindly gave me the necessary in- 
formation relative to Chnton Lodge, No. 107, YanceyviDa, 
(O.d Lodge,) which was destroyed by fire, in theyear 1844 
The Furniture, Jewels, Books, and Charter, were preserved, 
thot gh somewhat damaged. The furniture, which was ori- 
ginahy of httle value, is now used in the New Lodge, at 
Yancey vdle. The Books, with about $6o solvent ac- 
counts unpaid, are still in that place. The Charter, I have 
requested to be forwarded to the Grand Secretarv. The 
Jewels which were borro«-ed, have been returned. ' 

1 secured the services of our excellent Brother, Whitme) 

,1 ,f ; VT^,"' °^ ""^ ^'■^"'J ^°''g«' i" f'e set- 

tlement With Brother Thomas D. Laurence, ;ho, in 1848, 

aced as Agent of the Grand Lodge, in the sale of the pro: 
n'e onf r' 1 T'T''- He remiued 

tid 1 r"""; cf '° "^""^ ^'"'''^'y- He also remit- 
ed the Grand Secretary some notes, the property of the 
Otand Lodge, to which the Gr,,nd Secretary will refer in 
nis report. 

As 1 was infermed that Franklin Lodge. xVo. 94, Curri- 
tuck County, had been extinct for several years, f wrote 
Brother Joshua Tayloe, requesting information in regard to 
1 , -upon which he forwarded me the Jewels of said Lodge ; 
the Charter could not be found. I have placed the Jewels 
in the hands of the Grand Secretary. 

In regard to King Solomon's Lodge, No. 56, Jackson, 
Northampton County, 1 have failed in getting any infor- 
mation npon which I could act- 



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Brother William T. Bain, the Grand Secretary, will in 
his report, inform the Grand Lodge, of the number of Dis- 
pensations granted during the present year. 

I tai^e great pleasure in bringing to your notice, the impor- 
tant aid rendered me by our excellent Brother, C. P. Men- 
denhall, Deputy Grand Master, who has visited many of the 
Lodges in the Western part of the State. 

Our worthy Grand Lecturer, Brother L. L. Stevenson, 
has been laboring with his accustomed zeal and industry, iii 
different parts of the State, to the benefit and advancement 
of our Order. 

The Centennial Anniversary of Washington's entrance 
into the mysteries of Masonry, was celebrated throughout 
the State. The day passed off, we trust, to the interest and 
satisfaction of all. Oui citizens of all denominations uni- 
ted to do homage to the memory of the illustrious dead.; 
May that day be forever remembered by every Mason, and 
may we all strive to imitate the example of that good, great 
and pure Mason, and endeavor by virtue, union, love, to 
make our society a fit and perpetual monument to his mem- 
ory and worth . 

I have received a Circular Letter from M. W. B- B. French, 
Grand Master of the District of Columbia, with preamble 
and resolutions annexed, which vrere passed at a meeting of 
the Free and Accepted Masons of "Virginia and District of 
Columbia, held at the Tomb of Washington, on the 4th of ^ 
November last, requesting aid in estabhshing an association 
to be known as the Washington, JMount Yernon, Masonic, 
Orphans' Association. I commend this subject to your con- 
sideration, in the conviction, that its importance will insure 
your careful attention and prompt action. 

During the year, the Masonic Fraternity of the United 
States has sustained an irreparable loss. Another of itg 
profoundest and brightest intellects sleeps in death. Past 
Grand Master, Henry Clay, of Kentucky, has been called 
from his labors in this world, to the Celestial Lodge ; vthere 
peace, purity and happiness, must reign forever» 
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^^^^^^^^^ LOllGE PROCEEDINGS. 

I regret to have to inform you, that the appeal made by 
rae,m behalf of the College, to the Masonic Fraternity, in 
this State, agreeably to the resolution of the Grand Lodge 
did not have the effect de.sired and contemplated ; therefore' 
I did not deem it essential, to constitute Agents in othe^- 
States We are indebted to Brother Samuel J. Person, 'for 
hve dollars, which is the only amount 1 have received The 
W. Masters of the subordinate Lodges will no doubt make 
known to the G.and Lodge, their success in its behalf. 1„ 
reverting to this subject once more, I must say, that I am 
still under the profound conviction, that a Masonic College 
organized m the best manner, and conducted on pure prind- 
ples, must be of the very highest value to the Masonic Fra- 
teimty of the State. The establishment of such an Institu- 
tion would be the greatest legacy, that we could transmit ' 
to our posterity, as it would open to the children of the 
poor, as well as the rich, every avenue to success, distinction 
and, above all, to usefulness, in the career of life, [t would 
prove a lasting and proud monument to the wisdom and 
forethought of its founders, and would secure the gratitude 
of thousands yet unborn, for the blessings of education, and 
the opportumty of distinction and renown. We commend 
this College again to our Brethren, throughout the State, 
with the sincere hope, that they will take hold of it, with all 
the earnestness that its importance inspires, and will respond 
' in such a manner, to the call in behalf of this great enter- 
prise, as may encourage us, and do honor to the Fraternity. 

Formal complaint having been made against the W Mas- 
ter of Mt. Moriah Lodge, No. 83, by several members of 
said Lodge, I was constrained to suspend him, and request 
him to appear before the Grand Lodge, and answer the 
charges preferred. 

I cannot avoid recurring in connection with this subject, to 
the necessity which exists of selecting Officers, that are tem- 
perate, zealous, capable, and of good repute. If intemper- 
ance is allowed to creep into our Lodges, and remain unno- 
ticed, Masonry will become peculiarly polluted by it. All 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS, 

excess is incompatible with our profession; and those princi- 
ples which should be inculcated by us, and which should 
distinguish us from the world. Just in proportion to the ele- 
vated rank of an inconsistent Mason, so will be the mischiet 
he creates. A private Mason, whose life is intemperate and 
corrupt, does an incalculable injury to the cause of Masonry : 
but an officer who does not live above vice and intemperance, 
is a ourse to our Order, as he retards its advancement, and 
tramples its holy precepts under his feet. As moderation 
should beautify and adorn our Temple, the household of the 
Temple should utter the voice of condemnation, against all 
excess, for the indulgence of a depraved propensity, whether 
found in high or low places. The lessons which Masonry 
inculcates, and the principles which it establishes, are lessons 
and principles confirmed by the experience of centuries, and 
consecrated by the sanction of inspired patrons, and of the 
most eminent sages of ancient and modern times. We owe 
it, then, to the mighty and illustrious dead— to our great and 
illustrious preceptors, that we guard them against desecration^ 
and keep them as things sacred— confided to our care, to be 
preserved with virtue, honor, and affection. Is it not a lega- 
cy, rich and valuable, and worthy to be handed down in all 
its original purity, to succeeding generations ? To you, espe- 
cially, my young Brethren, will the future look for the pre- 
servation and fulfilment of that sacred trust, so soon to be 
commitied to your charge. Soon^ very soon, the places 
which we now occupy, will be imposed on you ; in a few 
fleeting years, our joys and afflictions will be terminated. 
Allow me, then, with the affection of a Brother, and with 
deep sohcitude for your welfare, to impress upon your minds, 
the importance of self denial. It is not only of the utmost im- 
portance to you as Masons, but will be to you, as Christians, 
as citizens, and as patriots, and is of vital importance to the 
Masonic Order, and unless ive practice it, our claims to the 
character and privileges of Masons are invalid. Do not 
understand me to mean, by self denial, that we are to un- 
dergo useless hardships, and deny ourselves the comforts 



£^,,^___^_^^^JJ^AND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

Pf this life, but to persist in opposition to our constitutional 
^des, es, appetites and wishes of corrupt nature. Let us.tlren 

tunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them 
who are of the household of faith : and abo'^e all/ le us' 
" P acuce out of the Lodge, those duties which are taught 
in It ; and by amiable, discreet and virtuous conduct to con 
..nce„,„ki„, „^ goodnessof the Institution oZ 

toowSr""'" — l-erof it^thewodd may 

^now that he zs one to whom the burthened heart may pour 

haldlt:T;.'° -^'^^^^ P«^" f-"it : whose 

hand .s guided by justice, and his heart expanded by benev- 

r.Jr°T'f°"' Brethren, permit me to return you.my heart- 
felt hanks for the confidence reposed in me, bv callfng me 
he second time, to preside over your deliberations, ft ex! 
a es my warmest gratitude: and regarding it in connection 
with the repeated manifestations of favor extended to me bv 

P« *^ Mountains, my Sdt 

opp essed by a consciousness of obligations, which I am but 
P dequateto discharge. I was fully conscious o" my 
Ziu^llT JT Pf"' -P-'-'io-. or satisfy my own 
2 eve^lm "r-*^'"'' ' ''-'.Il--notbeen, 

fhewlf . ' manifesting a proper zeal fo 

the welfare, dignity and honor of our beloved'institution. 

A. T. JERKINS, Grand Master. 
realtdXe?"''"' Report, which was 

To the M. W. Grand^odge of North Carolinu: 

In obedience with a standing Resolution, 1 now respect- 
fu ly subinit this Report, which embraces the several tLs- 
nctions connected with my department, since your last annu- 
,ai communication. 

No^TwT.''" "^"'^ '° ""'''■-^ White Hart Lodge, 

^o. 2, Halifax, to appear by representation, at this meeting 



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of your Body, and show cause why her Charter should not 
be taken away from her. 

Ill the month of Febuary last, I addressed a letter to Bros. 
C. N. Webb, and F. S. Marshall, who were formerly offi- 
cers of that Lodge, requesting them to inform me whether it 
continues to exist, or has ceased to work ; but having received 
no answer to my communication, I am unable to give the 
Grand Lodge any information relative to its piesent position > 
but from the fact of its failing to make returns since 1850, 
it may reasonably be supposed, it has ceased to work, and to 
perform the duties of a regular organized Lodge. 

It was also made my duty to collect, and have bound, as 
many of the Proceedings of the Grand Lodge, for pastyears^ 
as could he procured, to have framed certam Engravings, 
which were donations to the Grand Lodge, and to have Char 
ters printed on parchment, for the use of the Grand Lodge. 

These duties have been performed. The Proceedings, 
Engravings and Charters, are at hand for the inspection of 
the Grand Lodge. 

During the year, I have received and paid over toBro. Rich- 
ard P. Taylor, the Treasurer &f the Board of Trustees, the 
annexed sums, for the use and benefit of Saint John's Col- 
lege :— 

Mount Moriah Lodge, Port Hudson, La. $20 00 
Zion, Trenton, N. C. 20 00 

Morning Star, " Nashville, " 20 00 

Hiram. Clinton, 20 00 



$80 00 



Through Bro. Whitmel J. Hill, 1 have received a parcel 
of notes due the late Scotland Neck Lodge, to the amount 
of $83,91, which are at the disposal of the Grand Lodge. 

It is with much pleasure and gratification, that I inform 
the Grand Lodge of the promptness and punctuality with 
which the sabordiiiate Lodges, (with a few exceptions,) have 
met the payment of their annual stipends. 



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GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



I have received from them the sum of $1,275.42, inclu- 
ding the amount received from Scotiand Neck Lodo-e of 
$162 42, referred to by the Grand Master, in his comnumi. 
-cation just read. 

During the last communication. Charters were granted 
to the foIlo^ying Lodges, by which they are now authorized 
and empowered to exercise all the rights and privileges of 
regular constituted subordinates :— 

Kelwilling Lodge, No. 64, Wadesboro', 

Mount Moriah, 

Enfield, 

Saint John's 

Catawba Valley, 
Lincolnton, 
King Solomon, 
Wesson, 
Mount Energy^ 
Carolina, 



82, Statesville, 
88, Enfield, 
98, Kinston, 
100, Morganton, 
137, Lincolnton, 
" 138, Long Creek N. H. Co 
239, Gaston, 

140, Granville Co. 

141, Carolina College. 



The following j.odges have been organized by Di.pensa^ 
tions, during the present year :— 



Cane Creek Lodge, 
Mount Yernon, ^' 
Taylor, 
Franklin, 
White Stone, 
, County Line, ^' 
Faith, Hope &• Charity. 
Pee Dee, 
Cherokee, 
Wilson, " 
Averasboro', 
Warren, 



Chatham County. 



Franklin, Macon Co. 
Wake, u 
Young's ><j R. Granville Co. 
Bealite's Ford, Lincoln 
Albemarle, Stanly 
Murph}^, Cherokee 
Iredell, 

Averasboro', Cumberland 
Kenansville, Duplin 

These last mentioned Lodges, which have had but a brief 
existence, will, it is presumed, petition for Charters, and 
doubtless theGiand Lodge will readily grant them that relief 



(JRyVND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

wliich will place them upon the same footing with other 
chartered Lodges^ under her jurisdiction. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM T. BAIN, Grand Secretary . 

On motion of Bro. W. P. Taylor, it was Resolved, that 
all transient brethren, who may be in the City, be invited to 
attend the meetings of this Grand Lodge, during the present 
communication. 

The following Committees were appointed :— 

On Charters and Dispensations— Bros. Z.M, Paschall, 
W, P. Taylor and W. P. Watlington. 

On Foreign Correspondence and Miscellaneous subjects. 
Bros. C. H. Jordan, J. C. Winstead and Z. M. Paschall. 

On Works, Proceedings, and Returns from Subordinate 
Lodges.— Bw. .TamesE. Allen, J. P. Mooreand C. C. Clark. 

On Accounts and Claims against the Grand Lodge.— 
Bros, Joseph Green, Davis Young and R. A. Russell. 

On the Grand Masters Cofnmunication. — Bros. W. G. 
Hill, Z. M. Paschall and O. S. Dewey. 

On the Notes refeped to in the Grand Secretary's Report.- 
Bros. Hutchings, H. Russell and G. L. Moore. 

On Propositiofis a?id Grievafices. — Bros. S. Loftin, 
Russell and W. G. Hill. 

Called from labor to refreshment, until to-morrow after^ 
nodu at 3 o'clock. 



Tuesday Afternoon, 3 o'clock 7 
Dec. 7, 1852. ' f 

The Grand Lodge ^yas called from refreshment to labor. 

PRESENT, 
M. W. Alonzo T. Jerkins, Grand Master 
K. W. C. H. Jordan, P. Dep. Grand Master. 

James Heid, Grand Chaplain, pro tern. 
L. L. Stevenson, Grand Lecturer. 
Luke Blackmer, Sen. Warden 

William G. Hill, P u . ~ 
James E. Allen, j^^ * 

. C. W.D. Hatchings, Treasurer. 

WiHiam T. Bam, Secretary. 
JohnE. Young, Ast. 
" Joseph Green, Sen. Deacon. 

- W. P. Wathngton, ^' j^n - 
" A^. H.Bullock, Marshal. 
" W. S. Gunter, ^ § word Bearer 

" James P. Reeves, " Pursuivant. 
James S. Terrell, <f Tyler. 

The Representatives in their seats. 

The Oonimittee on the Grand Secretary's Books and ac 
counts, made the following Report ; which was adopted : 

Raleigh, December 6, 1852. 
The Committee, to whom was referred the Books and ac 
counts of the Grand Secretary, at the last anual com mnn : 

i^ed A. which shews that the Grand Secretary received 

Ld h t h h I903.0(j 
and that he has since received from different sources, the sum 



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of $372.42; making the sum of |1.275.42, for which he has 
produced the receipts of the Grand Treasurer. 

Your Committee; in the further discharge of their duty, 
have prepared a statement herewith, filed and marked B/' 
shewing the amount due from each subordinate Lodge to 
the Grand Lodge. The aggregate amount is $1,490, in 
which amount is included; sums due from three subordinate 
Lodges, which your CoQimittee believe have ceased to work, 
viz : Davie Lodge, No. 39; Britton's Cross Roads, Bertie 
County, $85, Unanimity Lodge. No. 54, Edenton, $110 ; 
Kmg Solomon Lodge, No. 56; Jackson, Northampton 
County, $100 — making the sum of $295, which is not relia- 
ble, and when deducted, leaves a reliable fund, now due the 
Grand Lodge, of $1,195.00 only. 

Your Committee would further remark, that the Grand 
Secretary's Books are kept in a plain, legible manner. 
Respectfully submitted, 
JAMES T. MARRIOTT; Cfi'm. 
WILLIAM H. HIGH. 

Brother Luke Biackmer submitted the following re£olu= 
tion ; which was adopted :— 

Resolved, That the unliquidated claim of $93 56; pre- 
sented by Bro. Gregory in 1839; be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Accounts and Claims, and; if proved correct; that 
it be paid. 

Bro. W. G. Hill; from the Committee on the Grand Mas^ 
ter's Address, submitted the following Report, which was 
adopted : — 

To the M. W. Grand Lodge of North Carolina 

The Committee to whom 'was referred the Address 
of the Grand Master; have taken the same into considera' 
lion, and would recommend that that portion of the Address 
which relates to the amount due from Clinton Lodge, 107, 
Yanceyville, (old lodge,) be referred to the Committee on 
Accounts and Claims. 
3 



They also recommend that portion of the Address which 
relates to the communication of M. W. B. B. French Gr^nd 
Master of the District of Columbia, be referred to t cZ' 
s'bjec's" Communications and Miscellaneous 

alllfj."'!" that portion of the Address which 

alludes o he lamented Past Grand Master, Henry Clay of 
Ken ucky, be referred to a Special committee of th!^e 
rJ, , 'hat portion of the Address which 

relates to Satnt John's College be referred to a Special com 

rel!fi7,^\T '"°r?'"'^ °^ Address which 

plates to the Worshipful Master of Mount Mo.iah Lodge, 
INo. 82, be referred to a Special committee of three, carefully 

ir„'nff ' T.'' "'^ Fesentcommuni 
cation of this Grand Lodge. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

WM. G. HILL, 
O. S. DEWEY, 
Z. M. PASCHALL. 
The annexed communication was submitted and read • 
when, on motion of the Grand Secretary, it was ordered to' 
be placed upon the records, and the thanks of this Grand 

Phdadelphia, for the neat copy of the "Free Mason's Moni 
w, presented to this Grand Body :— 

Office Masonic Mirror and Ke jstone, > 
Philadelphia, August 28, 1852. \ 

To the Grand Lodge 6f Ancient York Masons 
of North Carohna : 

The Proprietor of the Masonic Mirror and Keystone 
respectfully represents, that he feels a deep interest in pro- 
niotmg every useful measure for the dissemination of infer- 
niation among the craft, as far as he has ability. 

In furtherance of this object, he takes the liberty of me- 
*nt,ng to the Worshipful Grand Lodge this small contribu- 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 1^ 

tioii; as an addition to your Library, namely; the Free Ma- 
son's Monitor, by Bro. Z. A. Davis, of Philadelphia ; and 
he trusts you will honor him bj your acceptance thereof. 

^SION HYMAN. 

The following committees were appointed : 

On that part of the Grand Master's communication relat- 
ing to the death of the Hon. Henry Clay :-^J. W. Osborne^ 
H- B. Short and T. L. B. Gregory. 

Relating to Saint John's College James Reid, Z. M. 
Paschall, J. E. Allen. 

Relating to the master of Mount Moriah Lodge : -C. H. 
Jordan, H. J. Macon, A. M. Noble 

Called from labor to refreshment until this evening, at 
7 o'clock. 



Tuesday Evening, December 7, 
7 o'clock- 

The Grand Lodge called from refreshment to labor. 
PRESENT, 



} 



M. 
R. 



W. Alonzo T. Jerkins, Grand Master. 

W. C. H. Jordan, P.D. 

James Reid, Chaplain. 

^« L. L. Stevenson, " Lecturer. 

Luke Blackmer, " Sen. Warden, 

Z. M. Paschall, Jun. " 

C. W. D. Hatchings, " Treasurer. 

WilUam T. Bain, Secretary. 

Thomas E. Pender, Sen. Deacon. 

W. P. Watlington, Jun. 



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GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



R. W. L. H- Bullock, a Marshal. 

W. S. Gunter; cc ^^^^^ 3^^^.^^. 

James F. Reeves, cc Pursuivant. 

" James S. Terrell, Tyler. 



A large delegation present, 



The Grand Treasurer submitted his Report ; which was 
read and adopted : — 

The Grand Lodge of North Carolina in account with O- W. 
D. Hutchings. 



DR. December, 1851. 



To Cash refunded Clinton Lodge, 


$ 17 00 


Do 


P. W. Archer, 


750 00 


Do 


James M. Terrell, 


39 05 


Do 


Williams, Haywood <fe Co. 


4 50 


Do 


William D. Ashley, 


40 00 


Do 


Edward Yarbrough, 


9 00 


Do 


Seaton Gales, 


8 25 


Do 


William H. Mayhew, 


25 00 


Do 


James M, Towles, 


7 13 


Do 


William T. Bain, 


75 00 


Do 


W. W. Holden, 


5 75 


Do 


Thomas J. Lemay, 


2 25 


March, 1852. Paid Seaton Gales, 


197 60 




Do Insurance, 


13 80 


April. 


Do Taxes on Building, 


5 00 


Do Donation to California, 


100 00 




Do Premium on same 


1 00 


May. 


Do A. M. Gorman, 


2 00 


Com. on 


$1,275 40 at 5 per cent, is 


63 77 


Balance on hand, 


314 57 



A "~~ ■ 

$1,680 67 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



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CR. December 3d, 1851. 

By cnsh on hand at last An. Communication, $ 405 25 
Amount of cash received from the Grand Sec- 
retary, from Dec. 3, l85I, to Dec. 6, 1852, 
inclusive, 1,275 

$1,680 67 



Dec. 6, 1852. Balance on hand, 8314 57. 
Respectfully submitted, 

C. W. D. HUTCHINGS, G. Treas. 

The Grand Treasurer respectfully begs leave to submit 
the following Report :— 

In obedience to a resolution passed at the last Annual com- 
munication of this Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, that the 
Giand Treasurer pay to the Treasurer of the Board of Trus- 
tees all moneys in his hands received as donations to Saint 
John's College, he has the pleasure to state that the resolu- 
tion has been complied with ; and annexed are the amounts, 
and by whom paid : 

DR. 1848. Concord Lodge, 58, Tarboro', $ 50 00 

Donation Bro. Gott, Greensboro', lO 00 

Do Greensboro' Lodge, 20 00 

Do Belmont do 40 00 

1849 Do Grand do 78 44 

Do Belmont do 40 00 

Do Wake Forest do 25 00 

1851 Do do do 25 00 

Do Mill Creek do 20 00 

Do Wake Forest do 25 00 

Making the sum of $333 44 

paid the Treasurer of Saint John's College. 

He would beg leave further to state, that he has received, 
during the year, the sum of $4 00 for the College, of Brother 
Dupree ; also, $25 00 of Wake Forest Lodge— making the 
sum of $29 00— which will be paid on application. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

C. W. D. HUTCHINGS, G. Treas, 

Dec. 7, 1852. 



, GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

Bros. Paschall, Pender and Joseph Green were ap^i^ed 
the commmee on Expulsions and Suspensions 

pomted to investigate the purchase of land for Saint John's 
(Mhge, in the town of Oxford 

mS^- ^"'i J- A- Graves form that com- 

Tfi^foIIowtng Reports from Subordinate Lodges were 

Graham, N. O. December A, 1852. 
Bro. A. Jeekins, Grand Master : 

In comphance with the auihority vested in me a, 
an Agent to sohcit funds for St. John's cJllege, I begTeave 
to say, that the subject has been regularly brought befor h 
Lodge over whtch I have the honor to presL and thev 
have placed m my hands the sum of flOofwtth inst uct^^^"^ 
to pay the same to the Treasurer of the B^ard of SsteeT- 
which I am ready to do at any time when the same is' 
needed i have not called on the members t co^t ibutrin 

— y, but intend domg so as a favorable opporX 

i om s, fraternally, 

E. P. WATSON. 

To the Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

»lr..^ 0^!'"S.t°<h« condition Of our Lodge, and it having 
already subscnbed conditionally to St. John's College $25? 
1 have to report, reluctantly, to the Grand Lodo-e That T 
have noe ,„eceeded in getting airy contributions fotaid C 1 
lege this year. All of which is respectfully submitted, 
L. A. JEFFREYS, W. M. 
of Pranklinton Lodgg, No. 123. 
To theM. W. Grand Lodge of North Carolina: 

Clinton Lodge, No. 120, held by charter iu Louis- 
burg Fran ,,„ County, begs leave to report, through the r 
W M that their situation does not justify them in mak- 
ing a donation for the benefit of St. John's College ; hav^g 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



23 



to rent a Lodge for their present use, and, moreover, con- 
templating the building a Lodge, &c. 

Respectfully submitted, 

DAVIS YOUNG, W. M. 

As Agent for St. John's College, I beg leave to repoit 
that I have received on subscription, the sum of two hundred 
aud sixty dollars. Respectfully submitted, 

Z. M. PASCHALL, W. M. 

Tuscarora Lodge, No. 122. 

Hall of the Grand Lodge, Dec. T, 1852. 
The W. M. of Perseverance Lodge, No. 59, Plymouth, 
reports that, since the meeting of the Grand Lodge, he re- 
ceived a communication from the Grand Master, soliciting 
subscriptions to St. John's College ; and that the Brethren 
dechned donations, on account of the Lodge having subscrib- 
ed S500 for that purpose. 

H. B. SHORT, W. M. . 
of Perseverance Lodge. 

Bro. James Reid submitted the following resolution; which 
was adopted : — 

Resolved, That the delegates to the Grand Lodge be re- 
quested to state, on their Returns, the location, county, and 
town or place, and also the time of their regular communi- 
cations ; and that the Subordinate Lodges be required to do 
the same in all future Returns. 

Bro. John A. Graves presented the following resolution ; 
which was read and adopted : 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary be directed to have 
printed blank forms of Returns of the Subordinate Lodges, 
before the annual meeting of each Grand Lodge, and distri- 
bute the same amongst the Subordinate Lodges.. 

T^he following representatives had leave of absence : — 
Bro. Joseph Yeargin apponited Bro. N. S. Harp his proxy 
for Wake Forest Lodge, No. 97. Bro. «B. B. Hester ap- 



GRAND LODGE PKOCBEDING: 



pointed Bro. Z. M. Paschall his proxy for Monn, P 
Lodge, No. 14a. Bro. BuIIoclc ^'ntd B " 
his proxy for Mouat Energy Lodge, No. 140. 

Called from labor to refresh'iipiu >,nUi . 
ing, 10 o'clock. '«»"-^'eut, untd to-morrow morn- 



Wednesday MoRNmo, iO O'CLOCK, 7 
l^ecember 8, 1858. f- 

The Graad Lodge was called from refreshment to labor, 

PRESENT, 

k' wf'°r7--'"'^'"«'«'--"d Master. 

^ Wiiiiam Gott, 

James Reid, Grand Chaplain. 
1' L L Stevenson, Grand Lecturer. 
J^iike Blackmer, Spn w^o ^ 

, " James E. Allen; « "^^'f™" 
a w. D. Hutchmgs, Treastuer. 
VVdha^T. Batn, . Secretary. 

W. S. Gunter, .< Marshal. 

H. P. Paschall, « Swn.^R 

" Rob't.S. French « ^^^o'-d Bearer. 

I' T, o 1, Pursuivant. 

James S. Terrell, " t^j^^^ 

LODGES REPRESENTED. 
Slots'^i-''" o'°''"'^' J"*^-- Caswell 10 
I ; i> ^i^nheld, 88, Jerusalem, 95, Wake Forest. 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS, ^5 

97, Fulton, 99, Columbus, 102, Clinton, 107, Belmont, 108, 
St. John's, 110, Wentworth, 111, Wayne, 112, Person, 113, 
St. Alban's, 114, Holly Springs, 115, Mount Lebanon, 117, 
W. R. Davie, 119, Palestine, 120, Logan, 121, Tuscarora 
122, Clinion, 124, Mill Creek, 125, Blackmer, 127, Hanks, 
128, Dan River, 129, Allamance, 133, Mocks ville, 134, 
Black Rock, 335, King Solomon, 138, Wilson, 139, Mount 
Energy, 140;, Carolina, 141. 

The Committee on Work, Proceedings, and Returns of 
Subordinaie Lodges made the following Report ; which was 
adopted : — 

The Committee on Work, Proceedings and Returns of 
Subordinate Lodges, to whom is referred the ^- By-laws, Re- 
turns and Proceedings of the several Lodges, together with 
every other fv atter relating in any way to said Lodges, which 
may not be otherwise disposed of," beg leave to submit the fol- 
lowing Report : 

* The only data in the possession of this Committee, on 
which to found a Report, are the Returns of the Subordinate 
Lodges; and, consequently, this report must be confined to 
ihe returns which have been made. The returns being in- 
complete, the report is left open for the correction of the 
Grand Secretary. The most of the returns received have 
been made in the proper form ; but two returns^ however, 
were accompanied by the By-laws, to wit, Chnton Lodge, 
No. 12-1, Louisburg, and Clinton Lodge, No. 107, Yancey- 
ville ; and the returns from these Lodges were the most 
perfect of any received. 

. The following Lodges have made their returns, and paid 
their annual stipends, with a few exceptions :~ 



Saint John's Lodge, No. 1, $ 15 00 

Jaint John's, 3, . 15 00 

Phoenix, 8, 15 00 

Johnson Caswell, 10, 15 00 

Phalanx, 31, 15 00 

Stokes, ^ 32, 15 00 
4 



^6 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



Hiram Lodge, No. 

Concord, 

Perseverance, 

Kelwilling, 

Eagle, 

Golden Fleece, 

Widow^s Son, 

Greensboro', 

Sharon, 

€haritj, 

Zion, 

Mount Moriah 
i'ellowship, 
Morning Star, 
Enfield, 
Skewarkee, 
Western Star, 
Joseph Warren, 
Jerusalem, 
Saint John^s, 
Wake Forest, 
Hiram, 
Fulton, 



40, 


15 00 


58, 


15 00 


59, 


15 00 


64, 


15 00 


71 


<I> Id uO 


74, 


15 00 


75, 


30-00 


76, 


15 00 


78, 


15 00 


79, 


15 00 


81, 


15 00 


82, 




$ 


84, 


15 00 


85, 


15 00 


88, 


15 00 


90, 


15 00 


91, 


in part, 10 00 


92, 


15 00 


95, 


15 00 


96, 


15 00 


97, 


15 00 


98, 


15 00 


99, 


15 00 



$ 150 00 



$ 120 00 



Warren, 


101, 


$ 


Columbus, 


102, 


15 00 


Pasquanau.x, 


103, 


15 00 


Orr, 


104, 


15 00 


Perquimans, 


106, 


15 00 


Clinton, 


107, 


15 00 


Belmont, 


108, 


15 00 


Franklin, 


109, 


for 1851, 15 00 


Saint John's, 


110, 


30 00 


Wentworth, 


111, 


15 00 


Wayna, 


112, 


15 00 


Person, 


113, 


15 00 


Saint Alban^s, 


114, 


15 00 


Holly Springs, 


115, 


15 00 


Oermanton, 


116, 


15 00 


Mount Lebanon, 


117, 


15 00 


Mount Hermon, 


s 118, 


15 00 



160 00 



I 105 00 



$ 150 OO 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



2T 



William K. Davie Lodge, No. 

Palestine, 

Logan, 

Tuscarora, 

Franklinton, 

Clinton, 

Mill Creek, 

Sunsbury, 

Blackmer, 

Hanks, 

Dan River, 

Fraternal, 

Conoho, 

Radiance, 

Allamance, 

Mocksville, 

Black Rock, 

Leaksville, 

Lincoln, 

King Solomon, 

Wilson, 

Mount Energy, 

Carolina, 



119, 
120, 
121, 
122, 
123, 
124, 
125, 
126, 
127, 
128, 

129, 
130, 
131, 
132, 
133, 
134, 
135, 
136, 
137, 
138, 
139, 
140, 
141, 



Charter for Warren Lodge, No. 101, 



Cane Creek, 


142, 


Mount Yernon, 


143, 


Taylor, 


144, 


Junaluskee, 


145, 


Cherokee, 


146, 


Palmyra, 


147, 


Wilson, 


148, 


Adoniram, 


149, 


Pee Dee, 


150, 


Certificates for Clinton Lodge, 


124, 


Franklin, 


109, 


Dispensation for Cherokee, 


146, 


Lafayette Lodge, 


83, 



in part, 



15 00 
15 00 
15 00 
15 00 
15 00 
15 00 
15 00 
15 00 
15 00 
10 00 

15 00 
15 00 
15 00 
20 00 
15 00 
15 00 
15 00 
15 00 
15 00 
15 00 
15 00 
15 00 
15 00 



$ 145 00 



$ 



9 00 
9 00 
9 00 
9 00 
9 00 
9 00 
9 00 
9 00 
9 00 
9 00 



$ 200 00 



3 00 

3 00 

4 00 



Respectfully submitted, 



$ 90 00 



$ 10 00 
20 00 

$1,150 00 



JAMES E. ALLEN, 
CHAS. C. CLARK, 
J. A. MOORJS, Committe®. 



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0(5 

; GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

No'^St' v" °^ ""n Clinton Old Lodse, 

^o. 107, Yanceyville, was read and adopted :— 

To the M. W. Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

The committee on Accounts and Caims, to whom wa, 

rtr '^:ITf '''■'"'^ ''^"^'"-'^ ^'''''•-^ to 

Clinton Old Lodge, No. 107, Yanceyville, ask leave to 

hat the Worsh,ptul Master of Clinton Lod^e. (New,) No 
10< be authonsed to colled the accounts due^ the Old Clin' 
ton Lodge. No. 107, and remit the same to the Grand Secre- 
tary. All of which IS respectfully submitted, 

H. B. S^^ORT, 
C. W. D. HUTCHINGS, 

Coinmitiee. 

The committee on Bro. T. L. B. Gregory's claim made 
the foLowmg report ; which was adopted :— 

To the M. W. Grand Lodge of 'North Carolina : 

The committee on Accounts and Claims, to whom 
was referred the claim of Bro. T. L. B, Gregory, bee. leave 
to report, that they have had the same under consideration 
and are of opmion that the amount of ,^.93 06, claimed by 
Bro. Gregory, for services as Grand Lecturer in 1838 is due 
to him from this Grand Lodge. They therefore recommend 
that the same be paid, without interest. 
All which is respectfully submitted, 

H.B. SHORT, 

C. W. D. HUTCmNGS, 

Committee. 

The Committee on the Notes received by the Grand Se- 
cretary, made their report j which was adopted :— 

To the M. W. Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

The committee on notes made payable to Scotland 
Neck Lodge, No. 6, respectfully report, that they find a note 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS 



signed by Edward G. HammoMd; for the sura of $20 58, 
bearing interesl, 1st January, 1838. Also, a note signed 
Charles Shields, for $o, bearing interest, 2Gih Oct. 183T. 
Also, a note signed by James Higg, for the sum of $11 67, 
bearing interest, 14t,h February, 1 835. Also, a Constable's 
receipt, signed W. O. House, for note against Rich'd Smith. 
tSen'r, for the sura of $46 66, bearing interest, 26th of Oc- 
tober, 1837. 

The note against E. G. Hammond, who, it is believed, is 
now a resident of the 8(ate of Mississippi, it is ihouiiht is a 
good note, and that it wiii be duly paid upon presentation. 

Your committee beg, most respectfully, to refer all of the 
above to the Grand Secretary, who shall send all the notes 
and receipts to some brother at Scotland Neck, to be collect- 
ed, if possible. All of which is respectfully submitted, 

H. P. RUSSELL, 
G. L. MOORE, 
C. W. D. HUTCHINGS, 
*■ Committee. 

The Committee on the death of the Hon. Henry Clay, 
made the following report y which was adopted : — 

The committee to whom was referred so much of the 
annual communication of the Grand Master as relates to the 
death of Past Grand Master^ Henry Clay, have laken the 
same into consideration, and most respeclfolly report : 

That the decease of that illustrious man is at once a ca- 
lamity to the nation, and to the fraternity of Masons. As 
in his wisdom, his patriotism, and his public services, he was 
one of the greatest of American statesmen — so in his expand- 
ed philanthropy, in his humanity and benevolence, he v/as 
the most distinguished of Masons. His character and his 
life afford the best exemplification of the objecls and princi- 
ples of our order. And, as our venerable association derives 
from his great virtues a reflected splendor, so it is our duty to 
cherish and venerate them, and to perpetuate his memory to 



i 



Monument, in some fu 2^^^^ ^^^^^^"^^ 
and memo V. '^'^^ l^^;;"",^ --e 

J^^^^ES W. OSBORNE 
H. B. SHORT, 
T. L. B. GREGORY, 

The Committee on the purchase of land for Saint John's 
College made their report, which ras adopted ■ 

The Select Committee, to whom was referred the 
suoject of ourtule to the property purchased bv [ "bo 
of Trustees for the site of Saint John's College, have mves 
S aVd?"! " ""'"''^ «^ '^^ i'.hts'4rded 3 

t Jarx;e c,t trr:::? v° '^^^ "^^-^ 

1 J , . '^^^ 'Jecn set up by some person to thp 

land upon which the town or oiford is siLted and 
whei-eas It has been represented to us that the prope'rty of 
St. John's College may be jeopardised thereby • ^ 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 3l 

Resolaed, therefore, That the 'Board of Trustees for said 
College be instructed to inquire into the validity of our title 
to said property ; and if, in their opinion, our title to the pro- 
perty is at all defective, that they suspend operations or ex- 
penditures on said lot, until our claim i? substantiated. 

Resolved) further, That nothing in the foreooing pream- 
ble and resolution shall be so construed as to interfere, in any 
way, with our efforts to raise the funds to establish said Col. 
lege. C.H.JORDAN, 

J. W. OSBORNE, 
J. A. GRAVES, 

Committee. 

On motion of Bro. Henry J. Macon, it was 
Resolved, That the resolution adopted in 1850, relative 
to ballotting for degrees, be re-adopted. 

Called off until this afternoon, at 3 o'clock. 



Wednesjday Afternoon, 3 o'clock:. 
The Grand Lodge was called from refreshment to labor. 
PRESENT, 

M. W. Alonzo T. Jerkins, Grand Master. 

R. W. C. H. Jordan, P. Dep. Grand Master. 

William Gott, " " 

James Reid, Grand Chaplain. 

L. L. Stevenson, Grand Lecturer. 

Luke Blackmer, Sen. Warden. 

James E. Allen, Jun. 

C. W. D. Hutchings, Treasurer. 

William T. Bam, " Secretary. 



t^RAND LODGE PKOCEEDINGS. 

" Joseph Green, • Grand Sen. Deacon 
C.C. Clark, j,^^ 

JaQ:iesS.TerreIJ, Tvler. 



The Marshal, Sword Bearer and Pursuivant in (heir seau. 
On motion, Ordered, That Hoyal White Hart Lod.e ^'o 

I sT? f ' Sown; 

No. 56. be stricken from tlie roll of subordinate Lodges. 

foiw' on Charters and Drspensadons made the 

foUowmg report ; which was read and adopted :— 

Raleigh, Dec. S, A. L. 5852, A. D. 1852. 

The Committee on Charters and Dispensations beg leave 
to submit the following report : 

That they regret exceedingly the limited time allowed 
them to mvestigate the matters submitted to their consid 
eratiou. «-^uoiu- 

We have examined the proceedings and by-laws of the 
/o owing Lodges, which have been working under Di p n 
saUons, namely: ^ 

1. Cane Creek, Chatham County. 

2. Mount Yernou, do 

3. Taylor, do 

4. Warren, Kenansville, Duplin. 

5. Franklin, Macon. 

6. Cherokee, Cherokee. 

'■ -^.^-fasboro', Cumberland. 

^- ^^'"^O"' Iredell. 

9. County Line, Granville. 

10. Pee Dee, gtanly. 

thjt DewT"'"' '° 'hem, and 

heir D legates, on presenUng their credentials, be permitted 

to take their seals. 

We would also state, that we found inaccuracies in the 
Pioceedmg.and by-laws of some of the Lodges, to wit Z 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 33 

Franklin Lodge^ art. 3d, sec. 1st ; Cherokee Lodge, art. 1st, 
sec. 3d, and art. I3th,sec. 2d ; — which are inconsistent with 
the by laws of this Grand Lodge, and which they have mark- 
ed, in order that the lodges may strike them out. 

We have also had before us the proceedings and by -laws of 
White Stone Lodge, which were withdrawn by order of the 
Most Worshipful Grand Master. 

We have learned, with regret, that one or more of the 
Lodges, working under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, 
hold their regular meetings and work on the Sabbath. We 
would beg leave, therefore, to submit the following reso- 
lution : — 

Resolved, That we believe it to be inconsisteni with the 
principles of ancient Free Masonry, for any lodge to hold its 
regular, or any other, meeting on the Holy Sabbath, for the 
purpose of initialing, passing, ov raising a candidate, or any 
other business, except on funeral occasions, or cases of 
charity. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 
W. P. TAYLOR, 
W. P. WATLINGTON, 
Z. M. PASCHALL, Com, 

LODGES CHARTERED. 



Warren, 


No. lOi, 


Kenansville, Duplin County. 


Cane Creek, 


142, 


Sandy Grove, Chatham. 


Mt. Vernon, 


143, 


Ghoison's P. 0. do. 


Taylor, 


144, 


Mt. Pleasant, do. 


Junaluskee, 


145, 


Franklin, Macon. 


Cherokee, 


146, 


Murphy, Cherokee. 


Palmyra, 


147, 


Averasboro', Cumberland, 


Wilson, 


148, 


New Institute. 


Adoniram, 


149, 


Young's Cross Roads, Granville = 


Pee Dee, 


150, 


Albemarle, Slanly. 



The Grand Lodge was called from labor to refreshment, 
until thia evening at 7 o'clock. 

5 



Wednesday Evemng, 7 o'clock 

The Grand Lodge called from refreshment to labor. 

PRESENT, 

M W. Aionzo T. Jerkins, Grand Master, 

John H. Wheeler, Past do 
31. W. C. H. Jordan, P.D. 
William Gott, do 
L. L. Stevenson, c( 
James Reid, (c 
Luke Blackmer, <c 
William G. Hili, Past <^ 
2. M. Paschall, u 
E. B. Freeman, Past 
C. W. D. Hatchings, «^ 
William T. Bain, k 
Joseph Green, cc 
C. C. Clark, 

James S. Terrell, cc 
Marshal, Sword Bearer, and Pursuivant in their sea(s. 
The Grand Lodge proceeded to the election of Officers 
for the ensuing year; which resulted in the choice of the 
folio wmg brethren :— 

ALONZO T. JERKINS, 
LUKE BLACKMER, 
WILLIAM P. TAVLOR, 
C. W. D. HUTCHINGS; 
WILLIAM T. BAIN, 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence and MisceL 
laneous Subjects made their report, which was read : and, 
on motion, it was postponed until to-morrow mornino-, at 10 
o clock. ' 

A ^iZ' ^' u •^°'^P'» Y^'^'g™ appointed Bro. L 

A, Jeffreys their proxy for Wake Forest Lodge, No. 97. 



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GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. "39 

Bro. J. A. May appointed Bro. B, G. Albritton proxy for 
Jerusalem Lodge, No. 95. 

Bro. Paschal! is proxy for Bro. H. B. Short, of Persever- 
ance Lodge, No. 59. 

Bro. G. S. Moore appointed Bro. W. J. Duggan his 
proxy for Skewaikee Lodge, No. 90. 

Bro. Joseph P. Watson appointed Bro. W. T. Bain his 
proxy for Widow's Son Lodge, No. 75. 

Bro. J. A. Lillington was appointed the proxy of Mocks- 
ville Lodge, No. 134, by T. J. Bryan, the Worshipful 
Master. 

Bro. John H. Whitfield appointed Bro. W. H. Joynerhis 
proxy for Franklinton Lodge. jNo. 123. 

Bro. James A. Johnson, of Palmyra Lodge, in the town 
of Averasboro', appointed Bro. A. M. Betts his proxy for 
said Lodge. 

Bros. Jordan Winstead and C. Hamlin appointed Bro. 
W. P. Wathngton their proxy for Person Lodge, No. 113, 
for the balance of the session. 

The Grand Lodge called from labor to refreshment, until 
to-morrow morning, 10 o'clock. 



Thursday Morning, 10 o'clock. 

The Grand Lodge was called from refreshment to labor, 

PRESENT, 

M. W. Alonzo T. Jerkins, Grand Master. 

R. W. William Gott, P. Dep. Grand Master. 

James Reid, Grand Chaplain. 
*f Luke Blackmer, Sen. Warden. 

Davis Young, Jun. 

0. W. D.Hutchings, Treasurer. 



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R.W. William T. Bam, Grand Secretary 

J. Drake, " Senior Deacon. 

VVilIiamS.Gunter, « Marshal 

R. S.French, Sword Bearer. 

I^ilham K.Blake, <■ Pursuivant 

James S. Terrell, « Tyler. 

The Report on Foreign Correspondence was railed un • 
when It was referred hart t<. ■ "^^'lea up ; 

,v "^if"ea bacc to the committee, with a reauest 
that, hey report, at the eariiest moment, to this comZl 

and'XS "-^^ -'"^^ Bro. W. G. Hil,, 
To the M. TT-. ©^nrfZ.rf^-a o/.^rtA C'«ro/ma , 

of the c'ri'LoZ"? ^P^^'"'^''/' last commnnication 

tl e Lnd ° -7°''' ^'"^ '■"^ Installation of 

ne G.and Master, would most respectfully present ihe fol 

te.,jo,Mvdl,accora,ngto,h3 best of your afaiiiiie. strictly 
comply wuh the laws and regulations of this Gran L ' 
and other ancient Masonic usages ? . • 

Give me leave ,o m vest you with the badge of vour office 

nnwt I ^ J '^^af'^d rank you 

now ho d demands of you, its real interest^. ^ 

t wdl mstruct you to infuse i„,o the manv Lodges, of 
whtch you are now the head, the true spirit of the order 
It wdl dnect you to make wise regulations for the good 
government of the Fraternity ; to give due commendation 



GRAND 'lodge PROCEEDINGS. 3T 

to the Worthy members of it ; and "to rebuke those who act 
contrary to its laws. 

1 next deliver to 3 on the emblem of that power with which 
you are now invested. Always make use of it for the good 
of our benevolent institution. 

To you are committed;, also, those Sacred Writings in 
which are to be found the sublime parts of our Ancient M3^s- 
tery. In them are, likewise, inculcated the social and moral 
duties, without which no man can be a Mason. You will 
direct your Lodges to read, study, and obey them. 

Receive the tools of Operative Masonry, which are, to each 
of us, the most expressive symbols. These will assist you, 
Most Worshipful, to reduce all matter into proper form ; to 
bring to due subjection irreg'ular passions ; and to circum- 
scribe them by harmony, order, and duty. 

And lastly, I present you the Book of Constitutions, in 
which are contained the rules and orders made for the good 
government of the Society : and the charges which show its 
nature, its wisdom, and its utilit}'. With this book, Most 
Worshipful, you will direct your Lodges to make themselves 
well acquainted — a work, in all its parts, worthy the attention 
of men, the most enlightened and judicious. 

You are now, iMost Worshipful, at the head of an Order 
which is calculated to unite men by true friendship, to ex- 
tend benevolence, and to promote virtue. And give me 
leave to say, that the honor with which you are now invest- 
ed is not unworthy of a man of the highest rank, or most 
distinguished abilities. Permit me, also, to remind you, that 
your faithful attention to the duties of your office, and accept- 
able discharge of them, will render you of great beneiit to 
one of the most liberal institutions upon earth." 

May you do honor to your exalted station, and long enjoy 
the highest respect and best wishes of all the Fraternity. 

Which is respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM G. HILL, 
H. W. MILLER, 
JAMES T. MARRIOTT. 



The-Repdrt of the Cemmittee on Propositions and Griev- 
ances was read and adopted : 

To the M. W. Grand Lodge of North Carolina: 

The Committee on Propositions and Grievances bes 
leave to report, tl.at Mocksvilie Lodge, No. 134, has charged 
Greensboro' Lodge, No. 76, and Wilson Lod^e, No 148 
with violatiug sec. 12, art. 4, of the by-laws of the Grand 
JLodge. 

In reference to Greensboro' Lodge, the committee would 
state that, althongh there is evidence before them that said 
Lodge has violated the above law, it is not sufficient to 
satisfy them that it was intentional ; but was caused by the 
erroneous statements made by the caxididate. 

As re^rards Wilson Lodge, the committee are sorry to say 
they have reason to believe they have violated the above 
law, by admitting into their Lodge members whose residence 
IS nearer other Lodges but the evidence before them being 
from heai'say, entirely, they do not deem it sufficient to war- 
rant them in enforcing the penalty. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. G. HILL, 
H. P. RUSSELL, 
S. LOFTIN, 

Committee. 

The Committee on Mount Moriah Lodge, No. 82, made 
the following Report ; which was adopted : - 

To the M. W. Grand Lodge of North Carolina: 

The Committee appointed to ivestigate the charges 
agamst the Worshipful iMaster of Mount Moriah Lodge, No. 
82, beg leave to make the following Report . 

They have not been able to gain any testimony which 
justify this Grand Lodge in taking any steps in the case 
Your committee my sustain the Most Worshipful Grand 
Master in the course he has pursued in the premises but, 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 39 

as the time will soon arrive for the election of officers in the 
subordinate Lodges, they are of opinion that Mount Moriah 
Lodge can then displace her Worshipful Master, and try him 
for the misconduct complained of • and that he stand sus- 
pended until their election takes place. 

C. H. JORDAN, 
A. M. NOBLE, 
H. J. MACON, 

Committee. 

The Committee on Expulsions and Suspensions submit- 
ted their Report ; which was adopted : — 

The Committee on Expqlsions and Suspensions beg leave 
to repori, that they have examined the case of R. C. Cam- 
eron, expelled from Conoho Lodge, No. l3l, and would re- 
commend that the judgment of that lodge be confirmed. 

They have also examined the case of Thomas S. Poore, 
expelled from Golden Fleece Lodge, No. 74, and would re- 
commend that the judgment of that lodge be confirmed. 

They have also examined the cases of E. R. Crabtree and 
Robert Smith, who were suspended by Tuscarora Lodge, 
No. 122, and recommend that the judgment of that lodge be 
confirmed. 

They have also examined the cases of Bros. Anderson and 
McMillan, who were expelled from Phoenix Lodge, and re- 
commend that the judgment of that lodge be confirmed. 

They have also examined the proceedings in the case of 
Henry Burn, suspended from Wayne Lodge, No. 112, for 
three months, and approve of the action of said Lodge. 

They have also examined the case of Bryan Jones, ex- 
pelled from St. John's Lodge, No. 3, Newbern, and recom- 
mend that the judgment of that lodge be confirmed. 

The case of Stephenson Page, expelled from Joseph War- 
ren Lodge, No. 92, in the year 1848 — which case was before 
a committee of your honorable body, and for want of the ne- 
cessary facts that committee was unable to report — has come 
np^before your committee, with all the facts ; and, upon ex- 



^ fcfUANB LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

amination of the case, your committee are of opinion that 
the action of Joseph Warren Lodge in the case was illleffal 
0 there bemg no officer of the lodge present. Your committee 
•would therefore recommeiid that Stephenson Page here, 
stored. 

The case of Thomas Norwood, expelled from Columbus 
Lodge, No. 102, has been examined by your committee- 
and they would recommend that the judgment of that lodge 
be confirmed. 

The case of John Pitt, from Morning Star Lodge, No 85 
we are unable to investigate, from the absence of the pro- 
ceedmgs in the case and your committee beg that the papers 
be returned to Morning Star Lodge, with instruction, that 
they send up the proceedings in the case to the next commu- 
riication of this Grand Lodge. 

The committee beg leave farther to report, that they have 
exammed the petition of Wm. N. Shauck, and the proceed 
mgs of Hu-am Lodge, from which he was expelled ; which 
expulsion was confirmed by this Grand Body. 

They are of opinion that all the proceedings in the case 
were regular, and the sentence just ; but, if he has so reform- 
ed that the members of Hiram Lodge wish him re instated, 
as set forth m the petition, your committee would recommend 
that this Grand Body give them the privilege so to do. 
All which is respectfully submitted, 

Z. M. PASCHALL, 
JOSEPH GREEN, 

Committee. 

Bro. Biackmer submitted the following resolution ; which 
was adopted : — 

Resolved, That the 5th section, article 4th, of the by-laws 
of this Grand Lodge be amended, by inserting the words non 
affiliated hefoxe the word Mason, in the second line, and 
striking out the word other before the word jMason, in the 
same line. 



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GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 41 

Bro. Peter Adams submitted the following resolutions j 
which were adopted : — 

Resolved, That the Committee on Foreign Coirespond- 
ence furnish the Grand Secretary with a copy of their E^.^ 
port at least one week before the meeting of each Annua,l 
Grand Communication. 

Resolved, further, That the Grand Secretary furnish said 
committee with all matter, so soon as it comes to hand ; and 
that'he have 400 copies of the Annual Report printed, for the 
use of the members and delegates. 

The Committee on that part of the Grand Master's Com- 
munication relative to St. John's College, made the follow- 
ing Report j which was adopted : — 

The Committee to whom was referred that portion of the 
Most Worshipful Grand Master's Address relating to Saint 
John's College, have had the same under consideration, and 
ask leave to report : 

In regard to the establishment of said College, we regret 
that there has not been more done, during the past year, for 
the advancement of the object of this Grand Lodge. How- 
ever, we have no just cause of complaint in this interesting 
labor of love. 

We, as members of the Grand Lodge of North Carohna^ 
masonicaliy feel the moral responsibilities of standing to, and 
abiding by, our oft-repeated declarations of the ability of the 
fraternity to establish a College, worthy of our venerable 
order in this State. 

Whatever may be the fears and misapprehensions awakened 
up in the minds of some^ we are inclined to think that their 
opinion does not arise so much from an indisposition on the 
part of the craft to do their duty, as from the want of light. 
When we look at the magnitude of this work, our hearts 
faint not. Doubtful minds have viewed it as a Herculean 
task J but a continued, persevering effort must finally crown 
your labor with success. Do you not propose to execute 
what you have so long desired ? The craft will sustain your 
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actbn. Are not the hearts of the fraternity with you in (his 

IvT 7J "^^"^ ^ '^""'■"-'^ opportunfty t S 

• |Iay their hberahty.' They will come up year after vear 

l.eve that, by a concentrated and constant action" this great 
enterpnse can be accomplished. The streams ^f benevo 
lenoe, directed by the sublime maxims of Masonry, weTrlst 
have not been dried up. Shall we, as Masons, live and di 
eavmg no traces of our existence to our successors " Not 

lel? i '"''^''^ '■ ''"'^'-y heart burning with ce. 

SLT 7'^":'" determined to rear the monument for 
m u V f ,h decided unani- 

mously, with promptitude and decision, to build up the con 

emplated institution. The Grand Lodge has h^Ltf fi^ed 

1 1; f 7 ^'^'^ g-"' her a charter^ 

the Legislature has granted her request-and your Trustees 
have purchased the site for the buildings, and will ^oTee 
at the earliest moment, to make contracts for the building 

of sr^one"''%r ^".r^"'^'^^^'" theestablishmen 
of said College. They will, as far as possible, avoid the 

o theTr'''''^ "'^^'^"'""^ '"'^"'^'^ •'eyo,;d the abti 
ty of the fraternity to discharge. 

Under a proper system of management, your most brillmnt 
hopes can be realized. Do not disappoint us-we hav co" 

fn "bet ^^"'r' ^""^ J-t-'-rmonI 

into Zl^ ^f 'he spirit of Masonry 

mto the hearts of her children. ^ 

At the fetters that the phantoms of terror would throw 
brethren. Every other order has its schools, except that of 
S ev r- "^'^ "^'"^ hang ar;und us longl^ 

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€RAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. J*** 

1. That the Board of Trustees of St. John's College be, 
and they are hereby, required to make an Annual Report of 
all their acts and doings to this Grand Lodge. 

2. That the President and Treasurer of St. John's College 
be requested, and are hereby required, to attend the Annual 
Communications of this Grand Lodge. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

JAMES REID, C/i'n. 
Z. M. PASCHALL, 
JAMES E. ALLEN, 

Committee. 

The Grand Lodge called from labor to refreshment, until 
this afternoon at 3 o'clock. 



Thursday Afternoon, 3 o'clock. 
The Grand Lodge was called from refreshment to labor.. 
The Grand Officers in their stations. 
The Delegates in their seats. 

The Grand Officers elect were duly installed by Bro. L. L. 
Stevenson, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Vir- 
ginia, as follows : — 

ALONZO T. JERKINS, Grand Master. 
LUKE BLACKMER, Senior Warden. 

WILLIAM P. TAYLOR, Junior 
C. W. D. HUTCHINGS. Treasurer. 
WILLIAM T. BAIN, Secretary. 

The Grand Master then made the following appointments : 

R. W. Cyrus P. Mendenhall, Dep. Grand Master. 
Rev. J. M. C. Breaker, Grand Chaplain, 



44 fiRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS, 

Joseph Green, Grand Sen. Deacon. 

" Edward R. Stanly, J un. Deacon. 

James T. MarriotT;, Steward. 

M. A. OuTTEN, 'c Marshal. 

W, F. S. Alston, cc g^^rd Bearer. 

P. H. Winston, Pursuivant. 

James S. Terrell, Tyler. 

Bro. A. H. Burton submitted the following resolution ; 
which was adopted : — 

Resolved, That this Grand Lodge request the Most Wor- 
shipful Grand Master to appoint two Grand Lecturers of this 
State, one of them to be located in the Western part of the 
State. 

The Report of the Committee on Foreign Correspondence 
was again called up, and the same was adopted : 

To the M, W. Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

The Committee to whom were assigned the duty of exam- 
ining the Correspondence- of the Grand Lodges with this 
Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, during the year 1851, re- 
spectfully Report, that they have carefully read the large 
mass of documents furnished them by our worthy Grand Se- 
cretary ; and, while they have derived pleasure and insti'uc- 
don from the performance of this duty, still, from their inex- 
perience in labors of this kind;, and ignorance of Masonic 
usage and jurisprudence, they are painfully aware of their 
inability to meet the reasonable expectations of this Grand 
Lodge, by furnishing a Report showing the true condition of 
Masonry in our populous and widely extended country • of 
pointing out examples worthy of imitation^ and noting errors 
to be censured and avoided. 

As the annals of history are most meagre in periods of 
peace and quiet, so, when the lodges are working orderly and 
harmoniously, the labors of a Committee of Foreign Corres- 
pondence are greatly abridged. 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. J*"* 

The correspondence of no former period shows a more 
flourishing condition of the craft. In every quarter, the sound 
of the gavel is heard, summoning zealous and well-instruct- 
ed craftsmen; under the superintendence of proficient over- 
seers, to labor in rebuilding the walls of our Zion, and in 
beautifying and adorning he.- holy places ; while thousands 
of good men and tvue stand at the outer gate, seeking admis- 
sion into our ancient and honorable fraternity. 

• 

Save in our sister jurisdiction of New York, the peaceful 
murmurings of Siloa's brook, which flows fast by the oracle 
of God," are undisturbed by *he angry roar of the strifeful 
waters of Meribah. We regret that our brethren of the Em- 
pire State are still annoyed by the factious opposition of the 
'<soi disanf Grand Lodge over which Isaac Phillips pre- 
sides J and we heartily concur in the opinion heretofore ex- 
pressed by thi^ Grand Lodge, decUning intercourse with that 
illegal association ; and we feel that every true Mason should 
adopt the words of the Patriarch, O ray soul, come not thou 
into their secret ; unto their assembly, mine honor, be not 
thou united." 

Our Masonic edifice spans a Continent, and the base of 
its massive pillars is washed by the waves of two mighty 
oceans. There is a Grand Lodge in every State in the 
Union, and we are in fraternal correspondence with them all. 

• 

We have read with pleasure the proceedings of the Grand 
Lodge of California ; and are rejoiced to see that, on the 
distant outposts of civihzation, where the restraints of society 
are almost unknown, Masonry, in accordance with her 
Heavenly ^ mission;, assembles her children , and inculcates 
her lessons of peace and brotherly love ; and that our bre- 
thren who have passed the Golden Gate," are actively en- 
gaged in giving aid and comfort to the destitute and friend- 
less ; drying the tears of the orphan, causing the sorrowful 
heart of the widow to rejoice, and holding the chalice of con- 
solation to the fevered lips of misfortune. 



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God speed our true-hearted brethren !-we hail them with 
pnde JVIay the glorious light of Heaven beautify (heir days, 
and the gentle dews of Hermon refresh their nights 

There are 13 working Lodges in her jurisdiction ; but we 
regret the absence of (he returns of the number of members 
We know not (heir number ; but, with the zealous Joab, we 
exclaim May the Lord our God add to them, how many 
soever they be, an hundred fold ! 

Some of the Reports of Foreign Correspondence speak of 
the existence of several Lodges in Okegon, working under 
charters from various Grand Lodges 

Iowa and Wisconsin have each about thirty prosperous 



Lodges. 



At tiie meeting of the Grand Lodge of Texas, held at 
Henderson in January, 1851, there were sixty Lodges repre- 
seated. We observe that a proposition to tax unaffihated 
Masons was rejected. The Grand Lecturer, who seems to 
have labored with fervency and zeal in his extensive field of 
servioe, reports, that the number of Lodges is rapidly increas- 
ing, and that " the Lodges of Texas work as well as any in 
the South or any where else that the subordinate Lodges 
do not neglect the education of the orphans of deceased bre- 
thren; that interest hitherto unknown is now manifested by 
•the craft and they are zealpusly engaged in promoting the 
mterests of the Fraternity, and seeking the true light f and 
that the march of Masonry is " onward and upward"_every 
threatening cloud dispersed, and the bright sunshine of pros- 
perity shming upon the order. 

Those who have been accustomed to regard Texas as a 
land where vice stalks abroad, unabashed, at noonday, will ' 
be surprised to learn that Matagorda Lodge, No. 7, expelled 
"a large ugly man for drunkenness, and rowdying and 
brawling about the doggeries and that the by-laws of many 
of ^er Lodges rank intoxication, profane swearing and gamb- 
hng as gross unmasonic offences. It will not be the fault of 



GRAND LODGJ^^ PROCEEDINGS. 4/ 

the Masons of Texas if her sons are not distinguished for pu- 
rity of heart and rectitude of conduct. 

The Report of the Committee of Foreign Correspondence 
is long and able ; and we quote from it the following extract 
from the Address of the Most Worshipful Grand Master of 
the Grand Lodge of llUnois, which seemed to us to be so pro- 
per and suitable that we adopt it, and present it for your con- 
sideiation; as the evil complained of is one which has en- 
gaged the serions attention of numbers of our Lodges : — 

I most respectfully invite your attention to the subject of 
Masonic Demits. It is the prevalent usage of Lodges to 
grant a demit to any brother desiring one, who is clear of 
charges and clear of the books, even though the brother de- 
mitting has no intention to remove from the jurisdiction of 
the Lodge, or to become attached thereby to another Lodge. 
This usage is eminently wrong, in my opinion, and detri- 
mental to the prosperity and good of the fraternity. This 
practice gieatly encourages and augments the number of non- 
affiliated Masons— a race of Masons perfectly inexpKcable to 
me, and who occupy a most unnatural and unprofitable posi- 
tion in the order. From its being known, as it frequently is, 
that these non-affiiliated brethren were formerly attached 
members, their present position conve^ys to the non-initiated 
world the erroneous idea, that they discovered in the insti- 
tution principles repulsive to their feehngs, and Usages and 
customs incompatible with their opinions of right and pro- 
priety. And yet this cannot be the case, — ^ Masonry to be 
known is to be admired j' and can never be otherwise than 
popular and pleasing to the enlightened and the good. 

I hold the opinion, that no honest and good Mason, at 
heart, will desire to live non-affiliated, unless impelled so to 
tio by some extraordinary and imperative cause beyond his 
control — a cause which, in the course of human events, does 
not often exist. Many demits are asked for and obtained, 
during moments of temporary excitement, most ftequently 
produced by imaginary wrongs : and which, if allowed to 
subside by the wear of a little time, would be forgotten and 
forgiven. 



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When demits are thus impulsively obtained, a false pride" 
loo frequently prevents a re-affiliation. There are men, no 
doubt, who join our order with the positive hope and expec- 
tation of finding the ^Philosopher's Stone.' They ex- 
pect to become invested with supernatural knovvledo;e, or 
with necromantic power. Nothing short of beco v ing wizards^ 
or of being continually excited by a complicated machinery 
or mummery equal to the false, but bewitchingly mystical, 
worship of olden times^ when oracles and gods were almost 
as numerous as the stars of our present firmament, could 
satisfy the rapacious marvelousness of such beings ; and, upon 
not being thus gratified, they demit. 

"Benevolence should indicate the duty of keeping such 
men wilhin Uie protection of our embrace. They unques- 
tionably need some guardian to guide and du-ect their steps^ 
and to restrain their desires within due and reasonable 
bounds. 

Some, no doubt, request and obtain demits, impelled by 
motives of paisimony and penuriousness alone, to avoid the 
payment of the small dues ex icted by the Lodoes. It is 
natural that such should withdraw. No soulless man can 
be a Mason. 

" Others demit from feelings of absolue inertia, and noth- 
ing else ; — they are too lazy to do their duty. Scarcely a 
Lodge within this jurisdiction can be found, which has not, 
within Its immediate vicinage, a number of these backsliders 
and unfruitful half-brothers — a band who hang upon the 
skirts of the army, deriving, in times of danger, its positive 
protection — and this, too, wiihout adding an atom to its 
strength, or a beam to its glory. 

" I most earnestly commend the careful consideration of 
this subject to your wisdom and decision. Some plan shou]^ 
unquestionably be adopted to stay this evil, and, if possible, 
to remedy the inconvenience and wrong inflicted upon the 
order. Difficulties will present themselves in the accom- 
plishment of this task ; but I think they will be only such as 
may be easily overcome, or properly provided for. fn your. 



I3RANU LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 4§ 

deliberations upon this subject, your justice will doubtless 
suggest the propriety of making provision for superannuated 
and diseased masons^ and such as live too remote from 
Lodores to be able to attend." 

We are happy in being able to state, tliat harmony is again 
restored in our sister State of Louisiana. Notwithstanding 
she has been dragged as a malefactor to the Courts of Law> 
at one time, and at another tempted to decorate her temple 
with gaudy tinsel, flashed before her eyes by the Samaritans 
of the thirty-third degree of the Scottish Rite^—still, we 
hope that she will bear in mind that Masonry is Ma- 
sonry, and nothirjg else and that she will stricdy observe 
the ancient land marks. 

The pamphlet containing the proceeding of the Grand 
Lodge of^FLORiDA is a valuable addition to our Masonic Li- 
brary. The Lodges of that State are in a very flourishing 
condition ; and the Report of the Committee of Foreign 
Correspondence is able and interesting, and affords gratify- 
ing assurance that, under the watchful care of brethren so 
well rooted and grounded in the faith, she will never mate- 
rially deviate from the old ways. 

The proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Virginia show^ 
thnt the coniroversy with the Grand Orient of France, respect* 
ing the establishment of a French Lodge in that State by 
the latter- body, has been honorably and amicably adjusted ^ 
by the recall of the charter granted to the lodge complained 
of. We do not regret the occurrence, as it gave occasion to 
the display of a magnanimity which will be a useful exam- 
ple to point to in future time. 

A similar difficulty exists between the Grand Lodges of 
New York and Hamburgh, respecting Pythagoras Lodge— 
which surrendered the charter under which she had been 
working, received from the Grand Lodge of New York, and 
applied for and received one from the Grand Lodge of Ham= 
burgh. We admire the moderate course of the Grand Lodge 

New York, and the firm stand which she took in the cas^ | 
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and hope that the Grand Lodge of Hamburgh will reconsider 
the matter, and be no longer found trespassing on a sister 
jurisdiction. 

The Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge 
of CONNECTICUT; in his Address, holds the following lan- 
guage respecting the Admission of Xew Members :— 

We cannot be too often nor too forcibly reminded of our 
solemn duty in the all-important matter of admitting new 
members into our time honored institution. The qualifica- 
tions of a candidate for the honors of Masonry should be of 
a positive nature. It is insufficient that nothing of a vicious 
character is known respecting a candidate • the question 
should be, Is he truly a virtuous man — one who fears God 
and works righteousness ? Nor should an individual, whose 
moral character is defective; be admitted; under the hope 
that he may thereby be made better. It we would that the 
Masonic temple should endure, able to bear the buffetinos of 
the storm; and the shock of the tempest, we must take heed 
that the maierials which are to compose it be not only hewn 
and squared; but likewise sound to the very heart's core. 

^" Let the honors of Masonry be conferred only on those 
thus carefully selected; and our institution will be as endur- 
ing as the everlasting hills. How impressive and emphatic 
the language of the good old charge :— A Mason is oblig- 
ed, by his tenure; to obey the moral law j and; if he rightly 
understands the Art; he will never be a stupid Atheist, nor 
an irreligious Libertine." 

We fully concur in the above remarks; and would ear- 
nestly impress upon eveiy Mason in North Carolina the im- 
portance of jealously scanning and scrutinizing the charac- 
ter of every applicant; being fully convinced that a prudent 
use of the black ball is of vital importance to the honor and 
prosperity of our beloved institution. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence of Kentucky 
remark «s follows,, respecting Phimml Dis^uoJificatwn of 
Candidates 



CiRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

This subject haS; of late, excited much attention, and 
some warm discussion in some of the Grand Lodges. Those 
who -contended for the right to disregard the ancient law, 
wjiich declares we shall receive no man who is not up- 
right in body, not deformed or dismembered at the time of 
making, but of hale and entire limbs as a man ought to be," 
contended that this regulation was originally instituted to 
prevent the Lodges from takmg in those who were not able of 
body to perform manual labor, and to guard against receiv- 
ing those who might become a burden to the society ; and 
that, inasmuch as Masonry is now speculative only, a differ- 
ent rule will answer the ends of the institution, it being only 
necessary that the candidate shall be able to make a reason- 
able living, and be capable of learning the art of Masonry. 

" Your committee are not prepared to say what were the 
motives or ends intended to be accomplished by those who 
may have originally instituted this law ; any more than they 
are able to say why God required of old that none should 
enter the piieslhood who were not without spot or blemish. 
We only know that we find this Jaw laid down as one of the 
ancient landmarks, and we know of no vested power autho- 
rising its removal. If it is competent for a Orand Lodge to 
remove this, and make a new rule, then has the Grand Lodge 
the same power to remove any other ; and it were idle to 
censure the Grand Lodge of England for striking out the 
word born," and inserting the word ^' man 5" so thg-t 
liberated slaves might be received. 

^' But suppose it were in the power of Grand Lodges to 
remove this ancient landmark, to what extent might it be 
modified in favor of the unfortunate candidate, without doing 
manifest injury to the instiiution? 

The Grand Lodge of Kentucky set a precedent, by mak- 
ing the Hon John Pope, who had lost an arm, neai to the 
shoulder ; and the innovation has been improved upon, from 
time to time, -until, recently, a Lodge in Mississippi made a 
blind man a Mason. If a man can be made a Mason, who 
has but one leg or foot, cannot one be made who has no leg^ 



CRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

or foot? If a man can be made with but one handj, then 
can another be made who has no hand ; for, as we under- 
stand Masonrj, each hand and each foot has an office to per 
form in Masonry ; and we cannot say what would be the 
kind of Masonry that could be taught without either or all 
these members. If a man can be made without sight, so 
can a man be made without hearing ; in short, each and all 
the senses may be dispensed with— and yet, we would ask, 
what becomes of our ritual, if either of the senses is wanting? 
Your committee feel the force of an appeal to our sympa- 
thies in behalf of those who, by nature are deformed, or who, 
in the glorious battle-field, are maimed for life j and the laws 
of our institution point them out as claiming our warmest 
sympathies; but an ancient landmark may not be removed 
to fit any and every case that misfortune may give rise to. 
The laws of our country may deprive a man of property for 
which he has paid full value, honestly supposing the title ac^ 
quired thereby was good— and it presents a case calling for 
our sympathies — and yet, it would not be wise or just to re- 
peal that law ; because all laws should seek to promote the 
greatest amount of good to the greatest number. There are, 
doubtless, many negroes in the Southern Islands, as well as 
elsewhere, who, though not born free, are now freemen of 
much merit and respectability ; but this does not give the 
'power to any man or set of men to make innovations into 
the body of Masonry.' 

The law requiring a man to be free-born, in order to be 
a Mason, must forever stand, or any and all ancient land- 
marks may be removed 5 and this must be equally true in re- 
ference to maimed men. The Grand Lodge of North Caro- 
lina says that a rule upon this subject is plain and simple. 
^ If,' say they, < an applicant is so far dismembered as to ren- 
der him incapable of performing Lodge duties, of doing spe. 
culative Masonic labor, he, of course, could not be received.' 
Well, we suppose the Grand Lodge of Kentucky thought 
the same ; and that this could be done with one hand ; and 
$he lodge in Mississippi thought it could be done without sight. 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. <^'> 

But to return— the ancient landmark is staring us in the 
face : dare we remove it?" 

Your Commiltee are pleased to see our sister of Kentucky 
so frankly acknowledging her fault, and so nobly proclaim- 
ing the true doc jne. 

We quote the following from the Report of the Commit- 
tee on Foreign Correspondence of the Grand Lodge of Ken- 
tucky 

<^ Our attention has been called to the existence of a prac- 
tice which has prevailed, to. some extent, in the United States 
—that of receiving and acting upon the petitions for ini- 
tiation, &c. of transient persons, not considered within the 
jurisdiction of either the Subordinate Lodge or the Grand 
Lod^e under which it works. Most of the Grand Lodges, 
whose proceedings have been examined by us, are opposed 
to the exercise of that powder : and, when we reflect on the 
importance to the craft, that the chjiracter of all applicants 
for initiation should be fully known ; that it has, universally, 
been considered so essential ; and on the facility with which 
men pass, from one part of our populous and large country, to 
another ; and the means of imposition whic-h are so often 
practised, — your committee think that the lodge to whom 
such application is made owe it to themselves, to the craft in 
the State whence the applicant comes, as well as to the order 
generally, to abstain from entertaining, for a moment, such 
applications. Those who favor it assign as a reason , that a 
person travelling, or about to leave the United States, find- 
ing thai a connection wiih {he order may be of great service 
* to him, applies to a lodge, wherever he may happen to be ; 
and, if this right is not exercised, a worthy member may be 
lost, and he may be put to some inconvenience, trouble, (fee. 
in his travels. This whole argument is based on the as- 
sumption, that Masonry is intended to pander to the self- 
interest of man. Nothing is more foreign to i^s designs. 
The candidate is expressly required to say, at the outset, 
that his application is not mp.de from sel6ah considerations. 



f;*_ «.RAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

or "mercenary motives;" but that it Is because he has, "for 
a long tune, entertained a favorahU opinion of the orde- " 
Aow, we vvould suggest that, if he had entertained this opin- 
ion for such a « long time," why had l>e not made his ap- 
phcat,on at the place of his residence, where his character 
m,ght tmdergo a full investigation, and the purity his mo- 
tives be judged of? B,ethren who dahn for thefr lodges the 
right, should reflect that, while they may be promoting their 
own interest by receiving the fees for such inhiations. and 
run no risk themselves of injury in receiving an unworthy 
person who is transient, they are throwing out a member on 
the confidence of the Masonic world atJarge, withoui i„ 
the nature of things, that knowledge of his character which 
our standards require ;-and, if the person should prove un- 
worthy, although that unworthiness should be proved many 
thousand miles from them, and they not be directly injured 
by It, yet Masonry at large receives a wound, and the cause 
at he particular point where this unworthiness may be mani-' 
rested, will receive an irreparable injury. 

"The only way in which this Grand Lodge provides for 
.he exercise of any such right, is under the 46th article of her 
constitution wh.ch provides that " Lodges under the juris- 
diction of this Grand Lodge, situated on the borders of this 
Commonweallh are authorised to receive members from 
ollwr States, residing in their neighborhood : provided the 
Lodges so receiving them are the nearest to their places of 
residence." And the next secion provides, that L c ndi 
date for muial.on can be received in any Lodge out of the 
county where he resides, (if there is a regular Lodge in hi 
county,) unless the candidaie resides nearer the said Lodee ' 
or obtains the unanimous recommendation of the LodL' 
within his county," <-.uuge 

These provisions show, cl^aily, that this Grand Lodffe 
adheres sinctly to the old landmarks, which required a full 
eicaminatiou into the character of an applicant ; which, your 



GRAND LODGfi PilOCEEDINGS . ^'^ 

committee are satisfied; can oni}^ be done in the neighbor- 
hood^' in which he reside?. 

The subject of permitting candidates who have been duly 
ballotted for and received the first degree, to pass or be raised 
without having a new ballotting for every degree, or of le- 
quiring, as some Grand Lodges do, a simple majority after 
the fii^t ballotting, has been brought to our notice by the 
proceedings of some lodges and the comments of others.-^ 
We cannot better express to those who desire the action of 
this Grand Lodge, its sentiments on that subject, and sub- 
jects akin to it, than to extract the following from our con- 
stltutional rules : 

Art. 39. No petition for initiation, when once present- 
ed, can be withdrawn, but with the unanimous consent of 
the lodge to which it may have been presented. 

Art. 4L After a candidate is rejected by one lodge, he 
cannot knowingly be received by another, without the una- 
nimous consent of the iodge which rejected him. 

Art. 42. To vote to advance a brother to any degree of 
Masonry shoukl be as unanimous as the vote which admits 
him into the Lodge as a member. 

Art. 45. The general rule which governs the order in 
the admission of members is, that such admission is to be 
sanctioned by entire unanimity ; and £0 sacred and funda- 
mental does the Grand Lodge conceiv^e this rule to be, that 
it is competent for a minority, or any member of the lodge, 
prior to the performance of the final ceremony of initiation, to 
prevent the admission of the candidate." 

A practice which has heretofore prevailed in Kentucky, of 
publishmg the names of rejected candidates, is very severely 
commented upon by some of the Grand Lodges ; and we 
notice the practice has been abandoned by most of the Grand 
Lodges. Your committee, in view of all the guards against 
imposition, which are in the hands of the order, and which, 
m the hands of judiciouB committees of inquiry , are fully ad- 



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GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



equate to prevent imposition ; in view of the fact that the 
Grand Lodge, in numerous instances every year, at the sohci- 
tation of its members, suppresses the pubhcation of names of 
individuals who have been rejected ; and in view of the fact 
that such publications are calculated to injure many good and 
worthy men who have sought connection with the order, but 
which they have been refused by a single individual, and for 
causes known only to him, and which the order have no 
right to make him divulge ; we cannot but recommend a dis^ 
continuance of the practice, and have reported a resolution 
to effect that object. A man by seeking a connexion with 
our order, pays us the highest compliment ; and .to publish 
and expose our rejection of him, is like the course pursued by 
weak and foolish coquettes, who parade and expose the names 
of their rejected lovers. Such conduct in the weaker sex (as 
they are commonly called,) always meets with condemnation 
in them, and should never be copied by honorable men. 

J rand XiOd^e 

recognises the autho- 
rity of the different Grand Lodges in the United States, over 
the jurisdiction claimed by them, and do not recognise the 
authority of any other body whatever claiming jurisdiction 
which interferes or conflicts with then-*s. 

2. Resolved, That this Grand Lodge does not consider that 
" the supreme council of sovereign grand inspectors general 
of the 33d degree of the Scottish rite," can lawfully consti- 
tute lodges of Symbolic Masonry in the State of Lousiana, 
within the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana. 

3. Resolved, That the fact that they are constituted as 
Lodges of the Scottish rite will make no difl^ience. 

4. Resolved, That lodges so constituted are not entitled to 
be recognised as legally constituted^ and the members of such 
lodges, and those iniated therein, are not lawful brothers, nor 
entitled to visit and communicate with the Grand Lodge and 
its constituent lodo^es. 

5. Resolved, That the practice of publishing the names of 
rejected applicants for Masonic honors, be discontinued hf 
this Grand Lodc^e. 



GRAND LODGE rilOCEEDINGS. a< 

6. Resolved, That an expulsioa from an Encampment 
does not affect the standing: of the individual in any Blue 
Lodge to which he may belong. 

7. Resolved, That the constitution of this Grand Lodge 
be so amended that it shall read : ^'Whenever this GrandLodge 
shall reverse or abrogate a decision of a subordinate lodge, 
^expelling' a brother, and shall restore him to the benefits 
and privileges of Masonry; he 'shall not thereby be restored 
to membership within the body from which he was ^ expell- 
ed/ without its unanimous consent." 

EDUCATION. 

The Grand Lodges of Tennessee, Kentucky^ Missouri and 
Alabama have Colleges under their cbwe, in which provision 
is made for the education of the orphan and indigent chil- 
dren of our order. The grand Lodge of New York have in 
contemplation a most noble and stupendous enterprise. — 
They propose to erect an Asylum for the indigent Masons^, 
their widows and orphans to endow it hberally and ade- 
quately ; ftarnish it so that it may be a comfortable home for 
the aged and helpless, the widow and the orphan. A school 
of the first order is to be attached, and the children are to be 
instructed in agriculture and useful trades. The plan pre. 
sented to the Grand Lodge str kes us as feasible, and we look 
with anxious solicitude to the time when the cap-stone shall 
be laid^ amid the acclamations of thousands of our brethren 
who seem eager to enter upon the work. 

TEXT BOOK. 

Many of the Grand Lodges /lave recommended and adopt- 
ed the new Chart, by Brother Moore, of Boston 5 and as the 
Grand Royal Arch Chapter of this State has lately adopted 
it, we recommend that this Most' Worshipful Grand Lodge do 
the same. 

We observe that it is the custom of several of the Grand 
Lodges to have an Address and Masonic procesiBion at their 
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Annual Meetings : and we respectfully recommend that we 
imitate their example. 

Several interesting questions of Masonic jurisprudence are 
discussed by the different Committees of Foreign Correspon- 
dence, besides those already noticed ; but many of them 
have been already considered by this Grand Lodge and the 
rest, for the most part, are more curious than useful ,• and a 
particular discussion of them is deemed imnecessary. 

In concluding this rapid sketch of the state of Masonry, 
your committee recommend the purchase of Anderson's Book 
of the Constitutions, and the 4-himan Rezon ; and that the 
pamphlets containing the Proceedings of the several Grand 
Lodges, together with a number of Addresses sent to our 
Grand Secretary, be bound in volumes of a convenient size, 
for the use of this Grand Lodge. 

All which is respectfully submitted, 

JAMES T. MARRIOTT^ 
HENRY W. MILLER, 
WILLIAM J. CLARKE, 
Committed 

Called off until this evening, at half past 7 o'clock. 



Thursday Evening,, o'clock. 

The Grand Lodge was called from refreshment to labor. 

PRESENT, 

M. W. Alonzo T. Jerkins, Grand Master. 
W. Wilham Gott, P. D. " 

James Reid, Chaplain. 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 




Z. M. Paschall, 
William P. Taylor, 
B, N. Hopkins, 
William T. Bain, 
William K. Blake, 
Henry J. Macon, 
William B. Dunn, 
J. D. Powers, 
D. B. DafFron, 



cc 



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Senior Warden. 
Junior ^' 
Treasurer. 
Secretary. 
Senior Deacon. 
Junior 
Marshal. 
Sword Bearer. 
Pursuivant. 



James S. Terrell, Tyler. 

Bro. James Reid submitted the following resolution j which 
was adopted : 

Resolved, That the plan suggested by the Grand Master, 
and adopted by the Grand Lodge, at its last communication, 
for the procuring funds for St John's College, be presented 
by the Grand Lodge for future operations — the appeal by 
our Most Worshipful Grand Master being deemed all-suffi- 
cient. 

Bro. Z, M. Paschall presented the annexed resolution ; 
which was adopted : — 

Resolved, That the Master of each subordinate lodge be 
required to attach his report, as agent for St. John's College, 
to the Returns sent up from his lodge. 

Bro. Z. M. Paschall had leave of absence, and appointed 
Bro. James Reid his proxy for Tuscarora Lodge, No. l22. 

Bro. W. Pugh, of Wesson Lodge, No. 139, appointed Bro. 
Thomas J. Judkins his proxy. 

Bro. Rufus Galloway, of St. John's Lodge, No. 110, ap- 
pointed Bro. Joseph Green his proxy. 

Bro. Joseph T. Rhodes, of Belmont Lodge, No. 108, ap- 
pointed Bro. Joseph Green his proxy. 

Bro. Nathan Hiatt had leave of absence after to-day. 



The Committee on the Grand Treasurer's accounts made 
the following report ; which was adopted : 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

The Committee to whom was referred the accounts of ihe 
Grand Treasurer, have diligently considered the s mi.e, and, 
as the result of their investigations, most respectfully submit, 
that, on the Qmnd Treasurer's accounts, we find that he has 
received — 

Prom the Grand Secretary, the sum of #1,275 42 
Balance on hand last communication, per re- 
port of committee, 405 25 



taking p^eSO 67 

For which he has pioduced vouchers for $1,302 S3 

Commissions Jl,275 42, 5 per cent. 63 77 
Balance on hand, exclusive of receipts of this 

communication, 314 57- 



$1,680 67 



Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH GREEN, 
D. YOUNG, 

Dec. 9, 1852. Committee. 

The Committee on Claims against the Grand Lodge sub- 
mitted the fol owing report : which was adopted : 

To the M. W. Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

Your committee on Accounts and Claims against the 
Grand Lodge, have had the following before us— all of which 
we recommend to be paid : — 

1852, Mar. 10.— Seaton Gales, for 85 parchment 
charters, and advertising annual meeting of 
the Grand Lodge, $ 61 95 

Mar. 10.— Thos. J. Leraay, for printing 20 quires 

Grand Lodge certificates;, 16 50 

Oct. 20 — T.J. Lemay, adv't communication, 2 50 

22.— K. W, Petersilia, for four gilt frames and 
g^ass, 18 50 



GRAxVD LODGE PROCEEDINGS, 



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cc 25.— For Moor's Freemason's Moathly Maga- 
zine, a balance of 8 -00 
]S[ov.— -W. W.Hulden^for advertising annual com- 
munication, 2 CO 
Dec. 4. — D. G. Briggs, for merchandise, 12. 75 
a xO. — Sundry persons^ for labor, <fcc. 12 80 
n 10.— James S Terrell, Tyler, for four days' 

work, and Tyling at this communication, 26 00 

$160 50 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH GREEN. 
D. YOUNG, 

Committee. 
COMMITTEES APPOINTED. 

On Grand Secretary's Books.— Bros. J. T. Marriott, W, 
J. Clarke and W. H. High. 

On Printing and Publishing Proceedings.— Bros. C. VV. 
D. Hutchings W. G. Hill, and J. T. Marriott. 

The Grand Lodge was then called from labor to refreshment, 
until to-morrow morning, 10 o'clock. 



Friday. Morning, 10 o'clock. 

The Grand Lodge was called from refreshment to labor. 

PRESENT, 

M. W. Alonzo T. Jerkins, Grand Master. 
R. W. T. L.B. Gregory, D.^' 

" L. L. Stevenson, Leeturer. 
Rev. Tames Reid, Chaplain. 



CRAiVD LODGE PKOCEEDINGS. 

" Davis Young, « Senior Warden. 

H, J. Macon, Junjoi- 

C. W. D. Hutchings, " Treasurer. 

" William T. Bain, ' " Secretary. 

« Joseph Green, " Senior Deacon. 

" Albert M. Noble, u 

" James S. Terrell, " Tyler. 

The Marshal, Sword Bearer and Pursuivant in their seats. 
On motion of Bro. T. L. B. Gregory, it ,was 

Resolved, That the memo>ial of H. R. Boshamer, to be 
remstatedto the rights and privileges of Masonry be sent 
back to Eagle Lodge, No. 7i, for further investigation. 

Bro James Reid submitted the following resolution ; which 
was adopted : — 

Resolved, That the Officers of this Grand Lodge, the Past 
Grand OtHcers, and Trustees of St. John's College are re- 
quested to solicit donations, receive moneys, and pay over 
the same to R. P. Taylor, of Oxford, the Treasurer of St. 
John's College. 

Bro Hopkins submitted the annexed resolution; which 
was adopted : 

Whereas, many have asked and obtained leave of ab- 
sence during the present communication of this Grand Lodffe- 
Therefore, resolved, That, in future, no one be permitted' 
aftei having taken a seal as a representative of a subordinate 
lodge, to have leave of absence before all business be trans- 
acted, unless in very great emergencies, to be judged of bv 
the Most Worshipful Grand Master. 

Bro. Reid submitted the following resolution ; which was 
adopted : — - 

Resolved. That the Most Worshipful Grand Master be 
and he i> hereby, requested to appoint one or more agents fo.- 



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St. John's College, to solicit donations and subscriptions, if 
he should deem it advisable so to do. 

Bro Davis Young submitted the following resolution ; 
which was rejected : — 

Resolved, That the annual fees of the subordinate lodges 
shall be ten dollars. 

The Grand Lodge having finished all the business submit- 
ted for its consideration, was closed in ample form, until the 
first Monday in December, 1853, being the 5th day of the 
month. 

WILLIAM' THOS. BAIN, 

Grand Secretary. 

Return made after the Grand Lodge adjourned, 

Kilwinning Lodge, No. 64, Wadesboro'-'-Bro* William 
T. Bain appointed Representative. 



SUBORDINATE LODGES 

WORKING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAN0 
LODGE OF NORTH CARODINA. 



St. John's 


No. 1 


Wilmington 


St. John's * 


3 


Newbern 


Phoenix 


8 


Fayetteville 


Johnson Caswell 


10 


Warrenton 


American George 


IT 


Murfreesboro'^ 


Phalanx 


31 


Charlotte 


Stokes 


32 


Concord 


Hiram 


40 


Raleigh 


Hall 


53 


Currituck 


Concord 


58 


Tarboro' 


Perseverance 


59 


Plymouth 


Kilwinning 


64 


Wadesboro' 


Eagle 

Golden Fleece 


71 


Hillsboro' 


74 


Milton 


Widow's Son 


75 


Camden Co, 


Greensboro' 


76 


Greensboro ^ 


Sharon 


78 


Greenville 


Sharon 


79 


Windsor 


Zion 


81 


Trenton 


Mount Moriah 


82 


Statesville 


Lafayette 


83 


Jacksonville 


Fellowship 


84 


Smithfield 


Morning Star 


85 


Nashville 


Enfield 


88 


Enfield 


Skewarkee 


90 


Williamston 


Western Star 


91 


Rutherfordton 


Joseph Warren 


92 


Stan ton sburg 


Jerusalem 


95 


Hookerton 


St. John's 


96 


Kinston 



9- 



66 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDING^. 



Wake Forest 

Hiram 

Fulton 

Catawba Valley 

Warrea 

Columbus 

Pasquanaux 

Orr 

Perquimans 

Clinton 

Belmont 

Franklin 

St. John's 

Wentworth 

Wayne 

Person 

St. Alban's 

Holly Spring 

Germanton 

Mount Lebanon 

Mount Hermon 

William R. Davie 

Palestine 

Logan 

Tuscarora 

Franklintori 

Clinton 

Mill Creek 

Sunsbury 

Blackmer 

Hanks 

Dan River 

Fraternal 

Conoho 

Radiance 

A.lamance 

Mocksville 



No. 97 
98 
99 
100 
101 
102 
103 
104 
106 
107 
108 
109 
110 
111 
112 

lis 

114 

115 

116 

117 

118 

119 

120 

121 

122 

123 

124 

125 

126 

127 

128 

129 

130 

131 

132 

133 

1*4 



Wake Co. 

Clinton 

Salisbury 

Morgan ton 

Kenansville 

Pittsboro* 

Elizabeth City 

Washington 

Hertford 

Tanceyville 

Duplin Co. 

Beaufort 

Smithville 

Wentworth 

EverittsviUe 

Roxboro' 

Lumbertori 

Wake Co. 

Germanton 

Wilson 

Asheville 

Lexington 

Gold Hill 

Jamestowri 

Oxford 

Franklin Co. 

Louisburg 

Johnston Co. 

Gatesville 

Montgomery 

Franklinsville 

Rockingham 

Sawyer's Store 

Hamilton 

Snow Hill 

Graham 

Mocks vi He 



«RAND LODGE PROCEEDING!. fif 



jDiaCK JtiOCK 


no. xdo 


Ol U Ilo W HjJx 


JLieaKSVllie 


xO\J 




Liincoln 


1 ^7 

lO 1 


T jinpnl titnn 


JVlllg OUIUIUUU 




IVpw TTanover - 


VV llbOIl 


4 «->«/ 




A/Ton nt Rnpro'v 


140 


Granville 


l^arOlllJcL 


141 




OsiDC Creek 




fii*r{f\\T Cirri\7f^ f^liat'in 


iviouni V cHiyii 


±HtO 


V?(!lUli3Uil a 


Taylor 


144 


Mount Pleasant 


Junaluskee 


145 


Franklin^ Macon Co. 


Cheiokee 


136 


Murphy 


Palmyra 


147 


Averasboro' 


Wilson 


148 


New Institute, IredelL 


Adoniram 


149 


Young's Cross Roads 


Pee Dee 


150 


Albemarle^ Stanijo 



♦ 



STATE OF THE LODGES 

WORKING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGK 
OF NORTH CAROLINA, WHICH HAVE MADE RETURNS AT THE 
PRESENT COMMUNICATION. 

ST. JOHN'S LODGE, No. 1, WILMINGTON. 
OFFICERS. 

P W Panning, Worshipful Master ; Edward J Lulterloh^ 
Senior Warden ; William J Price, Junior Warden ; A J 
Howell, Senior Deacon 3 T T Robeson, Junior Deacon ; 
David Teller, Treasurer ; J B Russell, Secretary ; H WFoy, 
Tyler ; H Mclnnis and E Hansley, Stewards. 

MEMBERS. 

T Burr, Jr. Past Master, B G Bates, H M Bi«hop, John 
Banks, W A Burr, Past Master, James Burney, S R Bunt- 
ing, WE Bunting,John Bishop, DE Bunting, D E Adams, 
Thomas Cowan, Miles Costin, Abraham Cooper, John Crone, 
M Cronly, S Costin, D Cashwell, 3 H Dull, J W K Dix, 
Owen Fennel], O L Fillyaw, D M Foyles, J. H Flanner, 
J T Gaiise, T M Gardner, G S Gillespie, T H Howey,W W 
Harriss, H Hirsh, George Harriss, William Huntington, Wil^ 
liam C Howard, Owen Holmes, N T Harriss, W G Jones, 
A J Kii g, J R Kemp, Seth King, James Knight, S Kahn- 
weiler, Jacob Lyon, D A Lamont, Thomas Loring, A La- 
mont, H L Laughlin, Robert Lee, A Martin, Past Master, 
J T Miller, John McAuslan, T D Meares, Thomas Mar- 
shall, D McMillan, Past Master, D McRae, C McMillan, 
Alexander McRae, Jr. R Morriss, F McMillan, James Mc 
Clarahan, G W Moore, John Nutt, A F Nixon, J Northrop, 



'^^ 6RAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

Past Master, Cyrus Packard, E T Pigford, Samuel J Person, 
R G Rankin, Past Master, J T Russ, H P Russell/ Julius 
Scott, A C vSmith, James Snow, J A Taylor, Solomon Tel- 
ler, S D Wallace, Past Master, John Walker, J H Wridit 
R B Wood, T G Worth, W B Wines. ' 
90 members. 

RESIDENT MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

B Baxter, G R French, Charles Henry, J T Schonwald, 
Alexander McRae, John D Jones, E P Hall, E W Clark, 
L H Marsteller, James F McRee, R S Macomher, R Max- 
well, W J Price, A A Wanet, D Sherwood, J L Corbett, C D 
Ellis, W JN Peden, J D Moore, M D Mott, J Hathawaj-, W 
Thomas, A A Brawn, M Anathan, H L Holmes, J Mayer, 
T W Brown, W H Hansley. 

Initiated 12, Passed 11, Raised 10, Rejected 2, Deaths 3, 
Withdrawn 2. 

Regular meetings— last Thursday night in every month. 

St. John's Lodge, No. 1, has two Charters : one dated 
January 2d, 1794, W. R. Davie, Grand Master ; the other 
dated December ls{, 1801, WiUiam Polk, Grand Master. 

ST. JOHN^S LODGE, No. 3, NEWBERN. 

OFFICERS. 

E F Smallwood, Worshipful Master ; D S Willis, Senior 
Warden ; J A Flannerj Junior Warden j C. S. Allen, Trea- 
surer ; J A Hodge, Secretary ; C C Clark, Senior Deacon ; 
J W Jones, Junior Deacon ; J M C Breaker, Chaplain; W 
H Handcock, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

William S Webb, M A Outten, J Harney, Sen. J A Brook- 
field, H P Whitehurst, Anson Jones, A T Jerkins, B J Per- 
kins, E M Certain, J W Benners, William G Hall, J S. 
Kinkier, J. Haywood, E R Stanly, George Cooper, .. L R 



©RAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 71 

Clark; J S Fowler, William B Perkins, S W Chadwick, P 
Custis; A J Willis, S Sparrow, L Phillips, T R Wilson, S 
Bishop, B F Borden, A H Richardson, B M Cook, E Hanks, 
Joseph W Baxter, W S Delamar, W Bremer, W N Hawks, 
J M F Harrison, W C French, George Green, William C 
Hunter, W C Pittman, W J Parks, Levi Stearn, J D Whit- 
ford, Oliver S Dewey, Henry Beaufort, William G Single- 
ton, D W Hurtt, R A Russell, A W Kilpatrick, T G Wil- 
son, Joseph A Haitley, E S Hunter, J G Arthur, J A Simp- 
son, C C Clark, J Littleton, F C Mettz, C S Primrose, J A 
Grey, J L Gardner, T P Ricaud, R S Primrose, W H Jones, 
S Attmore, A Latham, A Miller, W H Marshall, R B Smith, 
M Matthews. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

• John Blackwell, B J Perkins, Samuel Ohver, S B Forbes, 
A Mason, J C Cole, Thomas Jerkins, Joseph Jones, Alex- 
ander Stanly. 

Initiated 10, Passed 11, Raised 13, Admitted 3; Expelled 
1, Withdrawn 1, Rejected 3, Deaths 2. 
Number of members 76. 

PHGENIX LODGE, No. 8, FAYETTEVILLE, 

OFFICERS. 

AM Campbell, Worshipful Master 3 Thomas Waddilli ^ 
senior warden ; George Lauder, junior warden J B Fergu- 
son, secretary j Warren Prior, treasurer ; D L Tyson, se- 
nior deacon ; John Laurence, junior deacon ; J B Walton^ 
steward and tyler. 

MEMBERS . 

John McRae, Joseph Arey, D McNeill, Wilharri Mitchell, 
J A xMcRae, E L Winslow, James Dodd, C E Mclver, Wil- 
liam Warden, Isham Blake, Robert Strange, jr. William B 
Ham, A McMillan, Alexander Murchison, James Banks, 
O M Buie, A P Hurt, H Eranibert, E Turlington, W J 



72 CRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

Yates, J W Murphy, R H Murphy, B FitzRandolph, J A 
McDowell, AS Brown, J R McDonald J E McMaster, JH 
Guy, J L Bryan, P C Ferrill, J B Raboteau, A S McKay, 
D Callyhan, J D Buie, J H Hester, R S Cain, William Mel- 
vin, James McGiivary, E Glover, J A McLauchiin, W 
Draughon, A S McNeill, C Hargrove, J N Crosby, W E 
Kirkpatrick, C VY Andrews, D J McAlisfer, A J .lones, Geo. 
Lauder, D J McDuffie, George Cromartie, Thomas McDow- 
ell, R Gilchrist, Nathan King, Rev James McDowell, Rev 
C F Harris. J McD Jessup, M W Jessup, B F Pearce, R J 
Melvin, J T Council, W J Smith, J B Masamore. 
Number of members, 71. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

D Sutherland, D Baker, George McNeill, Thos J Curtis, 
J S Raboteau, W G Foulkes, C ? Mallett, J W Wright, W 
J Anderson, J D Williams, J Maxwell, J W Sandford, E J 
Hale, O P Stark, D G McRae, Robert Srrange. 

Initiated 21, Passed 20, Raised 17, Expelled 2, Admitted 
6, Withdrawn 4, Resident Masons 16, Whole number 87. 

JOHNSON CASWELL. No. 10, WARRENTON. 

OFFICERS. 

H J Macon, worshipful master ; J W Fishei, senior war- 
den ; R W Hyman, junior warden ; P J Turn bull, treasu- 
rer ; L C Graves, secretary ; James H Moore, senior deacon; 
J M Ferrell, junior deacon ; M P White, steward and t3^1er. 

MEMBERS. 

E C Waddill, Jacob August, N T Green, Jon Read, Rev 
William Burge, P D Powell, C B Allen, Jeremiah McCor. 
mick, J W Alston, T J Holt, JcUiies M Williams, William 
W Alston, S A WilliamSj D Cianton, John P Shearin, S E 
Phillips, W C Crabtree, H G Goodloe, Solomon Fleming, 
O D Fitts, J J Egerion, J J Alston, Rev W H Bobbitt, A 
Norman, B S Turner, George D Baskerville, J K Goodloe, 



CjRANli LODGE l^KOCEElJiNGg. 73 

M K Beckum, John L Evans, John A King, Robert Smith, 
H T Egerton, J J M Collins, James A Harris, Lewis Bob- 
bitt, John P Harris, WiUiam Matthews, Willian S Ransom, 
Samuel R Harris, WiUia H Bobbitt, Wjlham D Alston, 
B H Myrick, William R Thornton, William W Daniel, M 
W Ransom, A G Jones, Robert London, John Arrington, 
T S Browniow, R A Ezeli, J L Farmer, W H Harris, 
Thomas J Judkins, W R Mounicastle, Joseph T Moore, 
Samuel Snow, W T Johnson, H Raby, James Rawles, A P 
Wart, B B Baker, J F Brown, R Brown, G S P Brown, 
John W Pugh, A B Eaton, L O Wilcox, A. P Baird, Rev 
H Arnold, K P Alston, Henry Harris, R H Johnston, A B 
Hawkins, C N Riggan, John Goodrum. 

"W^hole number 71, Initialed 9, Passed 6, Raised 8, Ex- 
pelled I; Admitted 2, Withdrawn 8, Deceased 2. 

PAALANX, No. 31, CHARLOTTE. 

OFFICERS. 

L S Williams, worshipful master ; R Shaw, senior war- 
den ; M L Winston, junior warden j A 0 Steele, senior dea- 
con ; R W Moore, junior deacon ; RM Robison, secretary ; 
R H Brawiey, treasurer ; J Trotter, tyler. 

BIEMBERS. 

L S Williams, Thomas Trotter, F M Ross, W W Elms^ 
N W Alexander, VViiliam Davidson, Alexander Springs, 
Joshua Trotter, Charles Overman, William Bethune, Adam • 
Scyler, Robert Shaw, James W Osborne, R H Brawiey, J 
K Harrison,. A Graham, Robert Stewart, Robert Knox, John 
H Grier, John M Potts, R A Ross, S P Weddington, A Tor- 
rence, John F Irwin, G C Cathey, Darnel Asbury, R G Mc= 
Lean, J V/ Adams, E Terres, P C Caldwell, Levi Drucker, 
A C Steele, S P Alexander, William Johnston, B F David- 
son, R M Robinson, J P C M-assey, S H Walkup, John WiL 
10 



€fRAND LODGE PROCEEDINOS. 

liamson, A H Martin, T D Gillespie, J F Blackwood, J M 
Davidson, M L Wnston, R W Moore, D L Rea, S W Davis, 
B F Briggs, H H Holmes, B H Davidson, S J Lowrie, T 
C Allison, J R Gillespie, A M Gillespie, J S BenyhiU, Jonas 
Rudisill, W F Davidson, W F Straing. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

R F Davidson, Samuel Taylor, William Hunter, J H 
Gibbon, B Morrow, Jones Bryan. 

Initiated 15, Passed 9, Raised 8, Rejected ], Admitted 1, 
Withdrawn 5, Deaths 2. ' 



STOKES, No. 32, CONCORD. ' ' 

OFFICERS. 

Robert S Young, worshipful master j M L Barringer, se- 
nior warden • L S Bingham, junior warden • A J Yorke,-se- 
hior deacon A C McRae, junior deacon ; R W. Allison, 
secretary; G W Kestler, treasurer ; J C Benson, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Daniel Coleman, William F Phifer, John McDonald, 
Kiah P Harris, C N White, N A Smithdeal, E R Barnhart,' 
William Frew, E F D McRee, E R Gibson, W F Nichol- 
son, J A Gibson, J W Ross, J F A Mellen, A C McRee, sr. 
Henry Longernecker, R P Bessent, G S Houston, S Brack- 
en, J T Houston, John A Patterson, William A Bankhead, 
J D Frazier, J W Reid. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS, 

John Rodgers, Julius Stowe. 

Whole number 30; Initiated 5; Passed 5, Raised 5, With^ 
drawn 2. 



©BAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



HIRAM, NO. 40, RALEIGH. 



OFFICERS. 

William J Claike, worshipfal master ; James T Marriott, 
senior warden 5 C W D Hutcaings, junior warden ; Eldridge 
Smith, treasurer ; William T Bain, secretary ; Albert John^ 
son, senior deacon ; John Kane, junior deacon; James S 
Terrell, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

William J Lougee, W W Johnson, H P Tucker, William 
F Collins, James D Royster, Robert W Seawell, Wilham 
D Cooke, William D Haywood, John J Christophers, O L 
Burch, Henry W Miller, Thomas R Fentress, Daniel B 
Griffin, William H Hood, James M Harris, John W Cosby, 
Eh Dupree, Solomon King, W G Hill, K W Petersiha, 1. 
Proctor, William H High, S D Bevers, Thompson White, 
J R Whitaker, Samuel M Whitaker, Joseph Woltering, J J 
Ryals, Louis Mendelssohn, Drury King, E H Woodard, T 
R Debnam, Aaron Woolworth. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

A J Lawrence, E P Guion, Edward Yarbrough, James 
Litchford, sen. L E Heartt, P F Pescud, W J Ramsay, The 
J Utley, John R Harrison, L W Peck, William Hill, Wil- 
liam Boylan, Charles L Hinton, John H De Carterett, Rob- 
ert Finlater, Willis Scott, Wesley Whitaker, jr. H W Hus- 
ted, James Iredell, A L Stilh, D Cosby, Charles H Johnson, 
E B Freeman, J T C Wiatt, Thomas J Lemay, J J Biggs, 
John H Kirkham, John E Young, Silas Burns. 

Initiated 7, Passed 5, Raised 5, Withdrawn. 5, Rejected 1 = 



se- 



6RAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS, 



CONCORD, No. 58, TARBORO'. 



OFFICERS. 

Henry T Ciark, v/orshipful master ; Frank M Parker 
nior warden ; Josiah S Pender, junior warden • Louis Bond 
treasurer Louis C Pender, secretary ; Lemon C Dunn, se' 
mor deacon; Mayo Vforsley, junior deacon; Thomas C 
Jlussey, tyler, 

MEMBERS. 

William H Hines, William S Lon?, James Mehegen, 
William Harrell. L B Brown, R D Addington, Kenneth 
Thigpen. John F Speight, George C Sugg, Noah Leggett, 
Benjamm Batts, George A Meeks, B B Barron, Marcus C 
Cherry, Eiisha Cromwell, John J Garret!, A J Gotten, Gray 
Cobb, Joshua L Horn, John Knight, sen. Robei t H Pender, 
Nathan Matthewson, James Carney, A J M Whitehead, 
James Pender, Joseph J Gairett, William D Mercer, .William' 
S Baker, J J B Pender, Samuel Mashbon, John O Oats, Jno 
Knight, jr. A S Gotien, William F Barron, John H Leigh, 
Newton ALobrook, Samuel Hyman, William P Harper, 
Charles Mabry, William D Petway, John R Mercer, Bennett 
^ Pitt, John W Sanders, Britton Howell, Thomas Oberry, 
Frederick D Little, VYilliam Norfleet, James A Cobb, Wil- 
liam F Mercer, David B Bell, Josiah D Jenkins, Nathan 
Adams, William S Duggin. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

PS Sugg, Jesse H Powell, Robert -D Wimberly, James 
J Philips, Reddin Pittman, Robert Norfleet, Robt R Bridges, 
John P Stewart, James Weddell, Joab P Pitt, Benjamin M 
Jackson, S L Hart, Charles E Neal. 

Admitted 9, Initiated 7, Passed 6, Raised 5, Withdrawn 1, 
Rejected 4. Whole number of members 61. 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. ' < 

PERSEVEFvANCE, No. 59, PLYMOUTH. 

OFFICERS. 

Henry B Short, worshipful master ; Wilham Bagley, se. 
nior warden 5 Isaac Kelly, junior warden ; Joseph Ramsey, 
treasuier; Franklin F Fagan, secretary j Nathan D Nor- 
man, senior deacon ; Joseph A Spruill, junior deacon ; Jas, 
Magee, Robert Y Owens, stewards J Silas Miury, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

E H White, John xMcBoyle, Edgar Hanks, Samuel T 
Gaylord, John Brown, John F Phelps, George W Pierce, 
James W Sykes, William Ward, Warrea Ward, Henry A 
Gilliam, Joseph B Griffin, Jesse G Griffin, Goodman Durden, 
James Broffey, Daniel Berkley, Gisbourne J Cherry, James 
R Dillen, Harrison G Spruill, Willis Styron, Solomon H 
Sample, Lockhart Williams, Charles G Phelps, James Busk, 
John Simmons, Hez&kiah Owens, L S Berkhead, William 
G Gaylord, John Thoroughgood, V^illiam O'Neal, James M 
Alexander, H Hardison. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Joseph C Norcom, Alfred Winchel, Thomas J Armistead, 
James W Bell, J Avery Sheppard, John C Pettijohn, Wil- 
liam F Ellis, Lemuel Douglas, E H Willis. 

Initiated 4, Passed 2, Raised 2, Withdrawn 4, Death 1, 
Expelled 2, Rejected 1, Num.ber of members 44. 



KILWINNING, No. G4, WADESBORO'. 

OFFICERS. 

A Little, worshipful master ; T A Vestal, senior warden; 
John a McPherson, junior warden ; R McKay, treasurer ; 
E Freeman, secretary ; H D Machen, senior deacon ; S D 
VVarneck, junior deacon ; Jolm Boylin, tyler. 



/O^^ GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

-MEMBERS. 

W D Jones, James M Waddill, Levin Wooten, T Jen- 
kins, W H Glass, Orin Scoviile, J T S.reater, E D Gaddy, 
William S Fowlks, J Howard, John Harvey, T G Sanders, 
L R Le Grand. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

William McCorcIe, Atlas J. Dargan. 

Initiated 12, Passed ]2, Raised 1 1, Rejected I, Death 1. 



EAGLE LODGE, No. 71, HILLSBORO'. 



OFFICERS. 

Henry K Nash, worshipful master ; Thomas Webb, se- 
nior warden ; Daniel D Phillips, junior warden ; Joseph Al- 
lison, treasurer Edwin A Heartt, secretary; Pride Jones, 
senior deacon ; George Laws, junior deacon ; John D Wii- 
bon, Willie N Strayhorn, stewards ; Andrew C Murdock, 
tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

John Berry, John J Freeland, Pride Jones, George Laws, 
Frederick Nash, Henry K Nash, WiUiam Nelson, ^Williani 
S Shields, Solomon Allen, J Iverson Allen, John J Allison, 
Joseph Allison, Giles J Allison, John Q Anderson, William' 
S Atkins, William F Bason, Samuel E Brackin, William 
H Brown, John Cameron, Thomas J Gate, Wiatt Gate, 
Buirhus Cheek, Charles L Cooley, John A Cox, John Cul- 
breth, J. A Dean, Alexander Dickson, William Dickson, 
John C Douglas, Bartlett L Durham, Charles J Freeland 
Franklin R Freeman, Dennis Heartt, Edwin A Heartt, Wil- 
liam Horton, William P Hughes, James A Lea, Moses Lea 
ihers, John P Lyon, Thomas Lynch, H Crawford McCau- 
ley, William McCown, Andrew C Murdock,, Samuel P. 



eUAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. ^^.Jj^^ 

Moore, Stephen Moore, William S Moore, Wagstaff May- 
nard, Daniel A Montgomery, James M Palmer, James H 
Parish, Robert F Pleasants, Daniel D Phillips, George Pi- 
per Henry Richards, Willie A Strayhorn, Samuel D School- 
field Edward M Sc5tt, William T Shields, George Tate, 
David Tinnen, James 0 Turner, Matthew P Taylor, John 
R Waterman, Joseph D Waterman, James S Watson, Tho- 
mas Webb, Calviii H Wiley, John D Wilbon, Samuel B 
Woods, Madison Wilkerson. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

John L Bailey, Charles M Latimer, John Mc Cown^ Ed- 
mund Strudwick, Antonio Di Maitino. 

iQitiated 14, Passed 13, Raised 11, Rejected 1, Death i, 
Expulsions 3 

GOLDEN FLEECE, No. 74, MILTON. 



OFFICER.?. 



David Patterson, worshipful master ; Samuel B Holden, 
senior warden ; Thomas A Donoho, junior warden ; Jarvis 
Frion, treasurer ; William R Hill, secrelary ; Flemmg Word 
senior deacon ; Samuel B Jenriings, junior deacon ; Rev d 
John H Lacy, chaplain ; William H Kersey, tyler. 



MEMBERS, 



John Word, Elisha S Barrett, Charles R Dodson, Field- 
,D2 B Lewis, William Irvine, jr. Henry N Holden, T T Wat- 
lington, Robert H Lewis, Napoleon E Graves, Benjamin 
Hines, M McGehee, James M Allen, Alfred L Ball, George 
H Sutherlin, John W Lewis, C O Conway. George W 
Thompson. 



GRAND LODGE I^ROCfifi DINGS. 



MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 



William L Stamps, Richard Yarbrough^ Samuel Wat- 
kins, John Wilson. 

Initiated 4, Passed 4, Raised 4, Expelled 1^ Deaths 2^ 
Number of members 27. 



SHARON", No. 78, GREENVILLE. 

OFFICERS. 

H R CongletoQ; worshipful master ; A G Jordan, senior 
warden Wilie Nobles, junior warden ; Sidney Daniel, se- 
cretary ; R M Spier, treasurer, John W Bishop, senior dea- 
con ; Henry Fleming, junior deacon ; Jesse Harris, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Marshall Dickerson, Wilham J Blow, B G Albritton, Goold 
ttoyt, James M Bell, H Bell, Daniel Arney, George Pritch- 
ard, James Wilson, M Lono-, C P Humber, T A Gorham^ 
T A Bras well, C Green, H C Jordan, J T Marsh, E C Yel- 
lowly, Joseph T Q^uotermans, Josiah Worsley, Joseph S 
Clark, Wilie Brown, S S Spain, Caleb Cannon, John C 
Jenkins, Jesse Jackson, E J Blount, Richard Blount, Wil- 
liam T Flanigan, A Flanigan, Thomas King, W B Man- 
gum, Moses Belcher, Thomas Belcher, Thomas Taylor, G 
Allen, Charles Roundtree, John Taylor, John T Spier, S 
Rogers, John Nichols, HLangley, C Perkins, Taylor Meeks, 
Wedigan Moore, Josephus Brody, H P Bryan, Samuel 
Brown, H M Martin, L Words, E Bernhill, K Bernhill, W H 
Taylor, J Cobb, A J Battle, W S Moring. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Joel Word, Joseph A Cobb'. 

Initiated 7, Passed 7, Raised Tj Rejected 5, Withdrawn 1^ 
Deaths 2. 



©RAND LODGE I?RdCEEDIJSrGS. 

WIDOW^S SON, No. 75, CAMDEN. 



81 



OFFICERS. 

Thomas Marshall;, worshipful master ; E S Dozier, senior 
warden 3 Malachi Boushall, junior warden 5 Joseph P Wal- 
ston, secretary j Stephen W Sawyer, treasurer ; Joseph A 
Spencer, senior deacon ; Charles C Williams, junior deacon; 
Thomas Lewis, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Jacob Mercer, D B Morrisett, Jesse C Bell, Demsey Cox, 
Job S Gregory, Walter R Forbes, Philip Dozier, William N 
Newborn, R C Perkins, S B Tillett, Luke Gregory, John P 
Burfoot, John McPherson, William A Duke, Evan Foibes, 
B F Gilbert, Isaac H Riggs, W H Deford, Samuel P Morri- 
sett, Samuel O Gordon, Peter Seyniore, Noah McPherson, 
N S Burgess, James M Gregory, Wilson Ferebee, William 
Sawyer, Isaac Morisett, James Chamberlain, Joseph 0 Fere- 
bee, J B Tillett, C P Watson, Enoch Sawyer, Joseph S 
Jones, Wilson Harrison, J A Taylor, Joseph D Lamb, Wil- 
liam H Riggs, Joseph B Williams, Durant H Tillett, Luke 
Lamb, E Burnhanl. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

William M Lamb, Nathaniel Perkins, John Mitchell, Am- 
brose Dozier. 

Initiated 6, Passed 2, Raised 2, Withdrawn 3, Expelled 1; 
Rejected 3. 

GREENSBCDRO' LODGE, No. 76, GREENSBORO', 

OFFICERS. 

Jonathan W Howiett, worshipful master ; Joseph A Hous- 
too, senior warden, Robert W Denny, junior warden ; Hmm 

n 



82 GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

F JoUie, treasurer ; R F Armfield, secretary ; Daniel C 
Albright; senior deacon ; James Kirkman, junior deacon } 
Rev C F Deems^ chaplain ; Harrison J Warren^ tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

John M Logan, Robert Mitchell, Philip Bevill, Peter Ad- 
ams, Marcellus Jordan, Henry B Stratford, Joab Hiatt, H 
T VVeatherly, John Hiatt, O Smallvvood, David McKnight, 
William P Moring, W J McConneil, Janes H Bell, Samuel 
W Westbrooks, John Moring, Rev John W Tinnen, John 
L Cole, Edwin Watson, C A Gillespie, John Eudy, A B 
Gardner, L H Livingston, Thomas C Aibright, A Whit- 
tington, H H Braid} , C S Moring, H W Cole, Daniel L 
Sherwood, John A Lambeth, Joseph A Weatherly, Joseph 
Sears, Nathaniel P McMurray, I'homas J Patrick, Lewis 
H Summerville, William C Doub, James R McLean, John 
B Hoskins, Nathan Hiatt, Samuel Rainey, Robert Cafley, 
J F Hcskins, Eli O Macy, Peter Thurston, M Riley/Peter 
Harris, B H Stanmire, Joseph J Poindexter, Tho's T San- 
dridge. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

John M Dick, J J M Lindsay, J A Foulkes, Ralph Gor- 
rell, Lyndon Swain, R P Mendenhall, Jed H Lindsay, Da- 
vid Scott, W'illiam H Gumming. 

Whole number 67, Initialed 14, Passed 14, Raised 14, 
Admitted 4, Withdrawn 2, Rejected 1. 

CHARITY, No. 79, WINDSOR. 

OFFICERS. 

James H Cherry, worshipful master; Robert H Smith; 
senior warden , Burrell B Russell, junior warden ; Joseph 
R Bird, senior deacon ; Robert A Parker, junior deacon ; 
Zebulon L Simmons, treasurer ; William P Gurley^ secre- 
tary ; David Harrell, chaplain ; Joel Grizzard. tyler. 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 
MEMBERS. 

J B Smith, William F McGlaughon, Noah H Thompson, 
Harry Nicholls, Edward C Oudaw, Augustus HoUey, Tho- 
mas Henry. Joseph J Rascoe, James Thompson, Jonathan 
J Rhodes, Richard A Weston, James S Perry, Whitmel R 
Swain, Jacob Perry, John S Shepherd, Thomas W Reddick. 
Thomas H Speller, Alfred Eason, J H Bunch, Peter Henne- 
berry, John N Webb, P. H Winston, L S Webb, Richard P 
Freeman, Richardson Pierce, B J Spruill, George S Worth- 
am, W H Spivey, Hiilory Sowell. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

John R GiUiam, D Outlaw, WiUiam A Ferguson, Tho- 
mas Riddick, S B Spiuill, William L Haigrave, Etherton 
Wilson. 

Initiated 3, Passed 2, Raised 1, Withdrawn 3, Admitted 2, 
Death 1, Number of members, 38. 



MOUNT MQRIAH, No. 82, STATESVILLE. 

OFFICERS. 

A M Emerson, worshipful master ; T J N Kerr, senior 
warden ; William L Davidson, junior warden ; Otho Gilles- 
pie, treasurer ; J A Claywell, secretary; J F Long, senior 
deacon ; J W Long, junior deacon ; Wm C Turner, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

James L Blackwell, J M Brawley, Willis Deaton, R P 
Campbell, E M Campbell, Edwin Falls, Wilham B Grant, 
Allen Gill. A R Laurence, J H McLauchlin, William F 
Morrison, John Leafer, Wyatt Linster, William B Smith, 
James Sloan, Henry N Smith, RF Simonton, J RSimonton, 
William F Warson, James F Harbin. 



LAFAYETTE, ^r,. §3^ JACKSONVILLE. 



OFFICERS. 

E W Montford, Worshipful master E Mnrrill 4. 
warden , Edward Nancef junior ,Uen M L i Z7 

treasurer , W S Humphrey, secretary; Wm P Pettin, tyler! 



MEMBERS. 



R H Williams,, L G Henderson, W F Munsen A J M„r 
r-Mo n Coot E W Fonviile, U^isO Fo^::^:^ j 

^ivei Charles W N.xon, James P N Cox, David Jlar^hall 
W L Stephens, W D Humphrey, D X Coi L W H ' 
rey, O Hn^gins, Hill Kin., Eli I h Jus.L E Js 7 
Joseph H F.y, H S McLa^e, h'::^^^:-:^:- 
L> b oy, Owen Junoti, Joshua Foy rdead ^ B W l • u 
(dead,) Duncan Frassel, Edward WiSams'? 



FELLOiySHIP, Ko. 84, S.MITHFIELD. 
OFFICERS. 

oil, t?. ' J«""rden ; H J Bell, secretary ; W A Nich 

MEMBERS. 

E F 8 J a Adams, James H Bryan 

E Rodgers, J E Allen, E M Certain, W B Sander. T t 
Gnce D A Powell, J M Smith, John W Lee, J S H Tc'kney 

oerison, hii Olive, James W Pearce W R On^.i xr 
Pneal, Kichardson Oneal, V.yrttX:^,?.rntC 



#: 



«RAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. OO 

Power, Bryan Oneal, A W Richardson, Riiffin ALkinson, 
Perry Renfroe, Matthew Boykia, Chanly Hall, W .« Smith, 
B C Richardson, A F Telfair, D McPherson. 

Entered 1, Passed 8, Raised 5, Rejected 3. 



MORNING STAR, No, 85, NASHVILLE. 



OFFICERS. 

John H Drake, worshipful master : T H Scott, senior 
warden, L N B Battle, junior warden ; B H Blount, treas- 
uierj JJaTaylor, secretary; Joseph A Drake, senior 
deacon; Rtddin Dawtty, junior deacon; B C Strickland, 
Wilton Baily, stewards ; Gray Bridges, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

James N Mann, John H Drake, sen. John H Drake, jun. 
John Powell, Turner P Westray, Isaac Sessoms, Peyton A 
R Hammond, Joseph Arringlon, Peyton R Tunstall, Henry 
Dixon, Willie Browning, Bianton Fields, Henry Sorsby, 
Benjamin H Blount, Bolin Melon, John G Williams, Tho- 
mas G Stone, WiUiam H Bachelor, Redmond Thorn, Wil- 
liam F Sykes, John A Barnes, Benjamin Bilbro, Dennis 
Taylor, James W Barnes, John C Drake, WiUis Warner, 
Eli Manning, James 0 Moses, Bennett Taylor, James Ricks, 
Joel Wells, John J Bunn, Burrell Moore, Samuel J Wlieel- 
ess, John E Lindsay, Richmond Upchuich, Nathan Tester, 
Willis Barbee, William B Boddie, WiUiam F Batley, Tho- 
mas P Weeks, Burtis T Strickland, James C Thrift, W W 
Parker, Alsey J Taylor, John H Harrison, S J A Cooper, 
Benjamin D Mann, Howell Braswell, Theo H Scott, John 
W Bryant, O K Norton, James W Lancaster, Ellis Macon, 
N J Pitmore, Arthur Freeman, B H Sorsby, John W Cal- 
houn, Warren E Spicer, Henry Bryant, C C Gordon, C C 
Lewis, Thomas W Wright, Jesse Beal, B F Knight, E H 
Cockrell, W H Joyner, Willie H Cooper. James W Moore, 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

S J Batchelor, Benjamin H Vester, Joseph M Seyter B C 
Strickland, William B Bergum, William Rentfro / ^A 
Drake Z Peacock, GEE Singletary, Azael Yick,' Sidney 
Bunn, Jeptha Lindsay, William J May, Harrington Daniel 
Redmond D Hill, Calvin M Joyner, S M Warner, Wri.ht S 
Batchelor. ^ 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

W'illiam T Arlington, R JShort. 

Initiated 14, Passed 10, Raised 6, Rejected 3, Expelled I 
Death 1, Withdrawn 2. ' 



ENFIELD, No. 88, ENFIELD. 



OFFICERS. 



M C Wh.taker, worshipful master ; Benjamin Burnett 
senior warden; A McDaniel, junior warden ; William H Bass 
senior deacon ; L R Pope, junior deacon ; L H Wliitaker 
treasurer; J R Mason, secretary ; David P Lane, tyler • 
John P Turner, and T Davis, stewards. ' 

MEMBERS. 

Thomas L B Gregory, William E Lane, N Critchin, As- 
buryCrowel S£ Carlisle, Thomas Howington, William 
Burner, W,,ham T^Elison, Elijah Pope, Eli.ha Willie. 

^ " fSyk't'. ^ Batchelor. SpotswoodSher- 

man, John P McAuIiff. 

nil"ftT^' ^''"'^ ^''''^ ^' ^'''"'"ed 4, Withdrawn 2, 
Death 1, Number of members 24 



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SKEWARKEE, No. 90, WILLIAMSTON. 

OFFICERS. 

A S Mooring, worshipful master ; W" W Andrews, senior 
warden ; G L Moore, junior warden ; James M White, sec- 
retary ; A Cohn, treasurer ; E B Forbes, senior deacon ; 
Levi Pippin, junior fleacon ; E L Ban hill and John D La^ 
tham, stewards ; Lafayette Thrower, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

W J EUison, L S Yates, L W Cooper, Joseph A Wil- 
liams, W H Clements, Thomas R Coffield, James Mizell;, 
Mason Jones, Samuel C Whitley, H B Smithwick, Lorton 
Cooper, John C Getsingher, John Everitt. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

A H Coffield, Samuel Shepperd, Newsum Alsobrooks, 
William Alsobrooks, ST Everitt, M BBailard, SM Smith- 
wick, Eli Cherry, S J Latham, Job Harrell, Nathan Thomp- 
son, John B Whitley. 

Initiated 1, Passed 1, Raised I, Rejected 2. 

JOSEPH WARREN, No. 92, STANTONSBURG. 

OFFICERS. 

Wright Edmundson, worshipful master ; A J Ellis, senior 
warden ; J P Edmundson, junior warden ; J M Gardner, 
secretary ; E.heldred Sauls, treasurer j Jesse Sauls, senior 
deacon ; Martin Sauls, junior deacon ; John Wilkinson, 
tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Jacob Daniel, Bryan Little, A J Simon, R Ellis, William 
Pope, George G Ellis, J Edmundson, A C Wilkmson, Wil- 
liam Sauls, Bardin Jones, Bryan Minshew, Robert Ellis, 



6HAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

Elias Bass, Gabriel Lane, John Carter, Lewis Ritter, Pat 
rick Bjnum, S B Jennings, VY R Dupree. 

Initiated 4, Passed 4, Raised 4, Rejected I, Expelled J 
Admitted 2. ^ 



JERUSALEM, ^'o. 95, HOOKERTOJ^. 



OFFICERS. 

James A May, worshipful master • Cullen Edwards, se- 
nior warden j Charles Edwards, junior warden ; Holland 
D Harper, senior deacon Henry Granger, jonior deacon • 
Richard D Warren, secretary: William D Pope, treasurer - 
Drury A Hill, Samuel W Ormond, stewards ; Rev Wash- 
ington Dixon, chaplain ; Irvin Jones, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Isham Dixon, Jesse Karte, William Frizzle, Bryan H 
Sanders, James L Canedy, Joseph Dixon, William Hooker 
Lemuel G Lassiter, Jno W Harper, Ashley A Allen, Frank- 
lin Thomas, Rev Henry D Cason, James Brown, Edmund 
Brooks, Rev Washington S Chaffin, Ruffin Gianaer, Seth 
Gaskins, Samuel C Taylor, Robert E Williams, Daniel M 
Monroe, Rev Nathan Hooker, Samuel G Abbott, Joel Pat- 
rick, Menan P Powell, Calvin Cox, WiUiam T Dixon, Rev 
Jesse P Nevil, Jacob Hartsfield, Calvin Tucker 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Joseph Brown, J Jolly Smith, Fletcher Ormond. 

initiated 4, Passed 4, Raised 4, Withdrawn 3, Death 1, 
Number of members 40. 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

ST. JOHN^S, No. 96, KINSTON. 

OFFICERS « 

Henry F Bond^ worshipfal master Joim P Dunn, senior 
warden ; Samuel Rountree, junior warden ; Jesse Jackson, 
treasurer j Heiritage W Blount, secretary ; John H Cowardj 
senior deacon ; Richard B Taylor, junior deacon ; WiUiam 
B West, tyler ; Jesse Cobb, Levi A Mewboorn^ stewards. 

■ MEMBERS. 

Lewis C Desmond, John Jackson, Nicholas Hunter, Ru- 
fus J Herring, George W Yenters, Richard W King, Rich- 
ard F Hodges, John B Ga^/iord, Anaos Harvey, Alexander 
Wilson, Joseph G Herring, P J.Sutton, Thomas A Heath, 
William Sutton, Lev/isKilpatrick, Drury H Phillips, Fran- 
cis M Pittman, Christopher L Davis, William H Pugh, 
Nedom Case. 

MASONS NOT MEMBER^. 

Wm Lovick; Pinkney Hardee, James M Spencer, Tho- 
mas Waterers, Thomas Woodley, Richard Kennedy, John 
G Davis, Warren Kilpatrick, Joseph G Herring. 

Initiated 9, Passed 9, Raised 9, Admitted 1, Withdrawn 1* 
Death 1. 

WAKE FOREST, No. 97, WAKE COUNTY, 

OFFICERS, 

John O Jetfreys, worshipful master N S Harp, senior 
warden ; Joseph Yeargin, junior warden ; Kemp P HilL 
secretary ; James G Jeffreys, treasurer 5 E E Gill, senior dea- 
con ; James S Ray, junior deacon ; Rev William T Brooks^ 
chaplain ; Peterson Dunn and J R Jeffreys, stewards; H L 
Ray, tyler. 

12 




^6 ©RAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

MEMBERS. 

W D JoneS;, Robert E Harris, James A Hicks^, Junius W" 
Fort, George W Norwood, Thomas C Robertson, Boiling 
Dunn, J B Lassiler, James S Mooring, L W Robertson, Dr 
Henry Seaweil, Rev James B Jackson, David W Allen, Rev 
James S Purify, Dr James B Dunn, Richard Ligon, Dr Tho- 
mas J Terrell, Willis S Thompson, H P Gill, W J Eddings, 
H A Hodge, H W Jones, John M Fleming, James M Ter- 
rell, James Redford, J R Jeffreys, Jeremiah Dunn, John H 
Bell, Joseph D Powell, D S Crenshaw, Dr Thomas Hicks, 
Rev George W Purify, Rev T J Lemay,^ John R Cooper, 
John VV Justice, W R Harris, W A Johnson, Benjamin 
Young, Goodwin Jones, H A King, fsham Young, W L 
Terrell, H A Murrill, John Norwood. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

R Hunter, J Hunter, Turner Pullen, P A Dunn, John 
R Dunn, Mike Thompson, Sion Rogers, James D Newsom, 
B D Sims, WG Allen. 

Admitted 2, Entered 4, Passed 4, Raised 7, Rejected 5j 
jDeaths 3. 

HIKAM, No. 98, CLINTON. 

OFFICERS, 

A B Chesnutt, worshipful master ; Sihon B Killet, senior 
warden 5 James A Moore, junior warden ; J R Beaman, 
secretary 3 Jonathan Carr, treasurer ; H J Hobb«, senior 
deacon ; Wilriam Williamson, junior deacon ; John E Fort- 
her, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 



Isaiah Thompson, James M Moseley, William C Butler, 
O H Johnson, John T Malton, Fleet Cooper, A M Black, 



eRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS, 9^1 

burn, Jacob Underwood, Francis Pugh, Hardy Herring, 
Ollin Williamson, James Armstrong, William H Smith, 
Thomas Underwood/riiomas L Pugh, James A Bizzell, 
Amos Herring, William A Pugh, William J Parker, Stepbeii 
Senter, Thomas J Owen, L A Powell, L F Carr, Exum L 
Powell, Wright Gregory, H A Bizzell, A E McKoy, A S C 
Powell, Thomas Moore, John T Fort, Peter W Ballard, 
John C Monk, John G Powell, John Moore, Everett Bass, 
John Yann, John W Roberts, D W Jackson, Joel Jackson, 
William J Thompson, R W Millard, James TMatthis, Dun- 
can C McPhail, William D Peterson, James H Stevens, 
X^ave A Tatum, Peter B Troublefield. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

William T Kerby, Everett Peterson, H J Hobbs, John 
Bats, T J Faison. 

Initiated 3, Passed 3, Raised 1, Rejected 4, Withdrawn 3. 



FULTON, No. 99, SALISBURY. 



OFFICERS. 

John W Ellis, worshipful master; Maroellus Whithead, se- 
nior warden ; Joel SuUivan, junior warden ; Henry Smith, 
treasurer ; Juhus D Ramsay, secretary ; Archibald M Nes- 
bitt, senior deacon ; Charles D Smith, junior deacon ; Oba- 
diah Woodson, tyler^ 

MEMBERS. 



" Jeremiah M Brown, John D Brown, Alexander W Buis, 
Edward W Brown, William P Buvke, Archibald H Cald- 
well, John H Coffman, Wellborn Cranford, Joseph F Cham- 
bers, James W Clarke, D A Davis, Henry H Dent, James 
H Enniss, Benjamin T Fraiey, Henry S Gorman, Alexander 
M Henderson, B N Hopkins, Rich'd Harrison, Hand James, 



«RAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

Hobert E Love, William Lambeth, Ezekiel Myers, Thales 
McDonald, E P Miller, Montfort S McKenzie, William 
Overman, Charles L Partee, Wiiliam Rowzee, James G 
Ramsey, Tho's ? Ricaiid, John I Shaver, John D Sheck, 
Henry C Simonton, Joseph J Smumerell, Robert H Smith, 
James M Waddell, William C Randolph, John A Wierman. 
William Emerson 
Not a member—Calvin S Brown. 

No. of members, 47, Admitted 1, Initiated 3, Passed 4, 
Raised 4, Withdrawn 1, Rejected 2, Died 1. 



WARREN, No. 101, KENANSVILLE, 

MEMBERS. 

G W Wallace, O R Kenan, H Grimes, N J Parrion, D 
a Maxwell, William Farrion, J J Ward, J D Carr, J H 
Judge, P Merritt, William Ward, Jacob Carr, Thomas Carr, 
James Southerland^ J W Hall, Geo Smith. 

No. of members, 16. 



-COLUMBUS, No. 102, PITTSBORO'. 

OFFICERS. 

W S Gunter, worshipful master ■ E A Poe, senior war- 
den ; J V/ Hatch, junior warden ; Abner Holton, treasurer; 
John A Hanks, secretary ; W Halhcock, senior deacon ; 
Robert Hatch, junior deacon ; William D C Riddle and Ro- 
bert Eubanks, stewards John C Dennis, tyier. 

MEMBERS. 

A Marshall, W S Horne, Joseph Thompson, J C Poe, 
S h Riddle, W P Taylor, John Neal, Spence MeLanahap, 



CRAND LODGE PROCEEDIxNfGS . ^ ^^.^J^^ 

MartmHanks, James Taylor, Jonathan Haralson, Chesley 
Council, W A Nash, Sydney S Hamlet, H Burke, Richard 
Webster, Paschal McCoy, T Marks, G W H;te, J J J^^kson, 
R Mcintosh, T E Glass, W Harris, J K Mcintosh, W Carter, 

T J Carter GR Griffith, Morgan Closs. H Hatch, laaac Long, 
Thomas Ray, Francis Ferrell, Sydney Yarbrough, N A 
Stedman, J a A Leach. Ambrose Eubanks, J P Bjers, 
Claiborne Justice, A P Strowd, N A Ramsey, O A^ied- 
man, O S Yarbrough, Alexander Gattis, E A Moore, James 
A Collins, Samuel C Brewer, Joseph M Bridges, Joseph 
Johnston, William Wilcox, J W B Lassater, John A Mc 
Donald, John Harwood, Jonathan Lamb, Stephen Henley, 
A Brooks, Samuel Carter, William Civett, Joseph Fooshee, 
Atlas George, Charles M Thompson, Ambrose Thomas, 
R C Gotten, J M Green, Yf B Kirkly, James Beal, W Pen- 
dergrass, A A Jones, R E Reeves, M J Neal, H Yeargin, 
M B Barbee, W C Stedman, J C Stone, Nathan Adcock," 
Berry Tally, Willie Tally, Nicholas Stone, David P league. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. ^ 

Samuel Jackson, John D Toomer, David Murden, B,ev. 
J W Tmnen. 

Imtiated 8, Passed'6, Raised 9, Rejected 4, Suspended 1, 
JSxpelled 1, Withdrawn 30, 



ORR, No. 104, WASHINGTON. 

OFFICERS. 

John S Hawks, worshipful, master ; Joseph A Farrow,se- 
nior warden ; James A Willard, junior warden ; Newton W 
Cook, secretaiy ; James EUis, treasarer ; Daniel Wharton, 
senior deacon ; R R Walker, junior deacon 5 Paul Cornell, 
tyler. 



M GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGJS, 

MEMBERS. 

William L Kennedy, Thomas Shaw, Benjamia M Selby 
Guy E Buchanan, Gilbert Floyd, Richard Cogdell, Henry 
Hsdges, Dempsy H Lotham, James W Satchwell, Bannis- 
ter Midyett, Joseph E Blount, Jeremiah Abbott, John G 
Whitaker, David H Dill, Wilham A Lanier, James C Hall, 
Joseph W Gaskiil, Charles G Buchanan, William Allen, Jo- 
seph J HinloD, John G Hodges, Thomas D Smavv, John Mc- 
Gowen, Benjamin P Styron, Henry Carrow, jr. John W 
Smallvvood, John D Daughty, Benjamin T Fulcher, Zach- 
ariah M Eborn, John C Tooley, William A Potts, David H 
Farrow, Samuel W Lucas, Francis H Hawks, Samuel 
Wiley, Napoleon B Mitchell, John B Bonner, Thomas 
Godly, Charles E Peterson, Hugh A Tolon, James Esthers, 
Charles W Banner, Samuel Russ, Timon Farrow, jr. John 
.F Tompkins, Rev George N Gregory, H F Hancodk, Eph- 
raim R Willis, Mathias R Gooden, William Shav/, jr. James 
Longman, Edmund H Hoover, Charles G Meyer, William 
HEverstein, William N Mackey, H G Jollie, John B Ross, 
Simon Pate, E H Sa^terthwaite. 
No. of members, 67. 

Receptions 9, Initiations 6, Passed 8, Raised 7, Deaths 4, 
Rejected 5, Withdrawn 3, Removed 20. ^ 



PERQULMANS, No. 106, HERTFORD. 

OFFICERS. 

Joseph G Cranberry, worshipful master ; James A Har- 
rell, senior warden ; Dempsey Barclift, junior warden ,• John 
W Albertson, secretary • Josiah T Smith, treasurer George 
H Freer, senior deacon • HH Skinner, junior deacon ; John 
G Berry, tyler ; Mark D Hathaway and Nathan Bailey, 
stewards. 



MEMBERS. 



Joseph M Cox, W H Bagley, J V Reid, J H Edmundson, 
T H White, Richard Felton. A R Elliott, M S Berry, W>1- 
iaml Mullen, B Stokes, S R Simpson, J C Sk™-r, Jas 
Suing, A L Butt, Timothy BiUups, William Clary Wa - 
son WWte, Darius White, Rev WiUiam Grant. Wm Small, 
Samuel Sutton, R C Jenkins, M O Jordan. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Kathan Winslow, Wilson Reid, Francis Nixon C M Ford, 
E C Blount, WiUiam Nixon, J N Butt, L A Womck, E 
Brace, T H Wingfield. 

Admitted 1, initiated 4, Passed 4, Raised 4, Rejected 3, 
Withdrawn 4, Death 1. 

No. of members 33 . 



CLINTON, No. 107, YANCEYVILLE. 



OFFICERS 



Calvin D Vernon, worshipful master : John A Graves, 
senior warden ; William H Chiles, junior warden ; F A VV - 
ley, treasurer; Wyatt Walker, secretary ; Jame^ M J one , 
senior deacon ; Thomas W Graves, jumot deacon; VlrgU 
M Rainey, tyler. 



MEMBERS. 



Anderson Willis, Nathaniel Roan, Allen Gunn, Richard 
Ferguson, W P WatUnglon. A A Mitchell, Stephen T Rich- 
mond, A A PatiUo, John W Cobb, William Henderson, C 
Ske, Thomas Hat;hett, John T Graves, S B Blackwell. W 
G Blackwell, Samuel Hooper, George Leith, Maximum 
(;obb, Saml B Cobb, B Carter, T O Dodson Frank Graves, 
Samuel Harrison, W A Fretwell, Franklin Warren, George 
Penix, James T Ward, Stephen Rice, William Rice, WU- 



06 GRAND LODGE PROCEEDING^. 

iiam Neal, John Kerr, W Loyd, Abisha Slade, Vincent L 
Morton, Gary West, James Carrie, James Penix. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

John C Harvey, James L GraveS; Owen C Fowler, Hiram 
Lockard, E Graves, jr. 

Initiated 5, Passed 4, Raised 4, Rejected 2, Withdrawn 4. 
Deaths 2, No. of members 45. 



BELMONT, No. 108, DUPLIN. 



OFFICERS. 

Joseph T Rhodes, worshipful master; Joei Loftin, senior 
warden; James Windors, junior warden; Isaac Wright, 
treasurer; James G Dici^son, secretary; James W Blount,' 
senior deacon ; Daniel Bowden, junior deacon ; Rev Alfred 
Guy, chaplain 5 Willis Southerland, tyier ; Daniel Victon 
stewards ' 

MEMBERS. 

Daniel B Victon, Daniel Bowden, Joseph T Rhodes Ro 
bert Hunter, F O Wilson, James Blount, William Bowden 
Wilhs Williamson, Charles Bradley, Willis Southerland H 
B Hurst, S P Wolf, Daniel Glisson, G J Gates, James Win- 
dors, L C Oats, H F Murphy, Thomas Wright, E G Ward 
Thomas J Hudson, William M WiUiams, Joseph R Hatch' 
Isaac Wright, Wilham M Williamson, William J Hill Wil' 
liam E Hill, James R Hurst, William Blane, Joel Lof^ 
tin, James G %nch. Buck Hodge, Isaac Miller, H 
Hodges,. S R Loftih, David Wright, D K Korneaay,'A R 
Hicks, 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Curtis Thompson, F B Miller, Alfred Pollock, O S Lew- 
IS, H C Blount, C D Hill. A Guy, Curtis C Gates, Joshua V 



GRAND LODGE PHOCEEDiNGS. 9/ 

Loftin, William F Pollock, James G Dickson, Allen P High- 
tower, Henry Levison, B C Bowden, H W" Faison. 

Admitted 3, Initiated 8, Passed 8, Raised 8, Rejected 1^ 
Withdrawn 3. 



FRANKLIN, No. 109. BEAUFORT. 

OFFICERS. 

Isaac Ramsey, worshipful master j E W Pigott^ senior 
warden ; James T White, junior warden ; J C Mansonj 
treasurer ; W C King, secretary ; Joel H Davis, senior dea- 
con ; S Duffy, junior deacon : Charles Lowenburg, senior 
steward 3 John P Thomas, junior steward ; James M Roe, 
tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Samuel L Dill, Henry Shackelford, Ed'rd S Pigott, Geo 
Walker, Joseph F King, Alezander Ramsey, J F Hudgins, 
George Walker, J L Forlaw, Jesse Piver, W J Parks^ 
John Rumley, Solomon Walker, Henry Waters, Michael 
Hasket, William S Langdon, Joel H Davis, James T White, 
Charles Lowenburg, S Duffy. 

Initiated 9, Passed 8, Raised 8, Death 1, Withdrawn 3. 



ST. JOHN^S, No. 110, SMITHVILLE. 

OFFICERS. 

J W Murphy, worshipful master ; J B Price, senior war^ 
den ; J W Galloway, junior warden ; J Mathews, treasurer ; 
j H Brent, treasurer ; J Belger, senior deacon ; J Branton^ 
junior deacon ; J Tease^ tyler. 
13 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



MEMBERS. 

S Bell, Oscar J Brent, A Biggs, Joseph Davis, J S Da- 
vis, T Drew, J Doshier, R Galloway, T Galloway, L A Gal- 
loway, S Grissom, A Guthrie, D Gilbert, S Langdon, H C 
Leonard, T McKeethan, J W Mason, F Morse, J S New- 
ton, J S Swain, G fcjwain, J Stanland, Thomas Williams. 

Admitted 2, Entered 20, Passed 20, Raised 21, Rejected 
3, Withdrawn 5, Death 1. ^ 



WENTWORTH, No. Ill, WENTWORTH. 

OFFICERS. 

Nicholas Pelts, worshipful master ; Levin Miner, senior 
warden; Wilham P Miller, junior warden 3 D K Hum- 
phreys, treasurer ; William M Ellington, secretary ; R N 
Lowe, senior deacon ; J B Whitmore, junior deacon j J d 
Montgomery, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

P W Archer, John A Alcorn, Thompson Brown, J Hold- 
erby, H Kallum, J W Williams, J W S Lowe, Numa F 
Reid. James Reid, Elisha Wade, W S Colson, R A Liliing- 
ton, E W Hancock, J H Jefferson, Rauley D Johnson, Hi- 
ram Watkins, John F Moore, Gilbert A Lowe, J R McLane, 
R P Richardson, D A Wedows, Robert M Young. 

Initiated 3, Passed 2, Raised 2, Rejected 2* 



WAYNE, No. 112, WAYNE COUNTY. 



OFFICERS. 



Samuel Loftin, worshipful master ; W G Harrell, senior 
Warden ; James McDuiSie, junior warden; Wilham Hollowell, 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

secretary • O W Collier, treasurer ; William Caraway senior 
deacon ; }an.es M Hmes, junior deacon ; William Vernon, 
chaplain ; Cullen Flaus, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

J J Baker. John O Becton,George A Dudley, CF Dewey, 
Thomas T HoUowell. David E Gmniham, Josmh F.eld, A 
Vann, R L Woo.en, Havley Mina., J"''" ' K^r'''^'/" 
Wan-eck. Allen Manley, John W Dav.s, C F R Korn.gay, 
Council W Bizzell, A Lane, Eli Whitfield. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

John W Sasser, Thomo.s Wallers, Frederick J Cox, J J 
Hooks, John Wright, James R G:eene, Joseph Edwards. 
John W S West, Richard Washington, John Cameron. 

Initiated 8, Passed 6, Raised 7, Suspended I, Rejected 2, 
Withdrawn 3, No of members 38. 



PERSON, No. 113, ROXBOBO'. 



OFFICERS, 



C Hamlen, worshipful master ; J Drumright, senior war- 
den • C Wiostead, junior warden ; J M Winslead, treasurer; 
W R Webb, secretary ; G B Southerland, senior deacon ; 
J J Ellison, junior deacon ; S L Wiles, tyler. 



MEPIBERS. 



C H Jordan, E G Reade, C H Bradshaw, Rev B M Wil- 
liams, Rev J P Moore, Rev W C Reid, William Bradshaw, 
Tame M Wiostead, John Barnett, Thos H Nelson. William 
Did A M PuUe'r, Samuel Wmstead, J O Witherson M 
Fuller, William 0 Bowler, G L Torian, Alexander Walker, 
John Wagstaff, Joseph T Sergeant Thomas W yeUock 
John A Barnett, John Barnett, jr. James H Woody, The . 



eRAND LODGE procp:edings. 

T Satterfield, James Barnett, Samuel D Morgan, B B Sink 
Robert Daniel, G H Daniel. ° ' 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

A R Moore, W M Denny. 

initiated 8, Passed 8, Raised 7, Withdrawn 1 . 



ST. ALBAN'8, No. 114, LUMBERTON. 

OFFICERS. 

Robert E Troy, worshipful master ; Robert S French, 
senior warden ; James P Drake, junior warden ; John A 
Barnes, treasurer ; John C Moore, secretary ; G lbert W 
McKay, senior deacon ; Michael Smith, junior deacon ; Jas. 
Sealy, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Charles Monre, Henry Lawson, Jacob Sundheimer, John 
A Rowland, Hector McNedl, sen. I lector McNeill, jr. Moore 
T Sealy, Wiley Alford, John J McLauchlin, Neill McNair, 
John Winslow, Hubert R Frances. James J McRee, Alex- 
ander Rowland, Alexander H Fuimore, Ehas Mitch 11, Ro- 
bert M Powell, John Williuras, Calvin Johnson, Sampson 
Sealy, Jos Smith, Alexander H McLeod, Calvin Haynes, 
Henry F Pitman. John T Harrington, Alexander L McCor- 
mac, John W Alford, John McNeill, John A Davis, Alex- 
ander McMillan, Albritton J Drake, Alva Smith, James McL 
Alford, John B McNutt, Neill Regan, Hemy Bullock. Ben- 
jamin Iiiman, Emory B Lee, Peter D Trawick, Jas Blount, 
Willis P Moore, John W Townsend, Neill J McLeod, Jas. 
L Mills, James S Little, David Townsend, Joseph Atkin- 
son, Angus McPhail, Benjamin Lee Floyd, John McK Al- 
ford, Malcolm C McNeill, William J Brown, Eli Wishart, 
Francis Floyd, 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 101 



MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Edmund Mcaueen, Thomas A Norment, Hemy T Pope, 
Malcolm E McNeill, Fitzrandolph McNeill. 

Initiated 5, Passed T, Raised 8, Rejected 1, Wiihdrawn 1. 



HOLLY SPRING, No. 115, WAKE. 

OP^FICERS. 

A R Clements, worshipful master ; James Rogers, senior 
warden ; A W Betts, junior warden ; Hinton Hudson-, sec- 
retary ; Gaston Utley, treasurer ; W W Clements, senior 
deacon ; Isaac Hunter, junior deacon ; Thomas G Whita- 
ker, chaplain ; L Fuquay and E Longston, stewards ; R A 
Ciowder, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

A J Woodward, James Woodward, Thomas Young, G H 
Alford, P G Morning, WH Wood, Linsey Williams, James 
F Roiiers, Alsey Hunter, T J Uiiey, P B Belts, A N Belts, 
Alvin Betts, David Gardner, R M Brown, Abner Lashlee, 
Archibald Leslie, T W Spence, James H Arnold, William 
F Blackwood, John L Johnson, John H Burt, A S Utley, 
James H Adams, Allen Betts, Jacob Powell, Jas M Jones, 
Tho's J Whitaker, S M Utley, John A S'enter, John Card- 
ner, Henry Turner, Simeon Truelove, W C Mason, Alex- 
ander Spence, Austin Jones, Nathan Gardner, D D Senter, 
Thomas Dupree, A E Rowland, James Hockedy, Ingram 
Spence, Silas W Douglas, Sims Upchurch, Jarrot Broad- 
well, G M Brazier, W J Clements, H C Lashlee, A J Blan- 
chard, W J W Crowder, William. H Senter, G J Williams, 
M C Lewter, Thomas D Truelove, William H Stinson, Sid= 
ney A Smith, Sanford Jenkins. 



102 GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

Initiated 15 ^ Passed 16, Raised 16, Removed 2, Death 1, 
Rejected 5 



GERMANTON, 2^"o. 116, GERMANTON. 

OFFICERS. 

Isaac S Gibson, worshTpful master ; S S Blackburn^, senior 
warden; Caleb Hill, junior warden; M T BentoO; secre- 
tary 'j Joel P Hill; treasurer ; Wiiliam W Stedman, senior 
deacon ; D R Leak, junior deacon • I B Kingsbury, tylcr. 

MEMBERS. 

William Withers, Beverly Jones, H W Bynum, John 
Banner, D F Daiton, Henry A Lemley, J J Guyer, John 
Martin, Charles W McAnally, Thornton P Hampton, Wil- 
liam Mavthews, Caleb H Malthews, Eiisha Banner, Absa- 
lom Scales, Thomas Payne, W McCanless, Washington 
Payne, William R Pepper, Peter Hutches on, William B 
Taylor, John A Martin, A L Bittin??^ M H Guinn, John W 
Bitting, Wiiliam M Banner, John W Gibson, James E Mat- 
thews, F J Smith, William G Smith, x»x R Banner, George 
M Everhart, Samuel Martin, C B Ogburn, A J Butner, Jo- 
seph Hollingsworth, D C Pepper, D N Daiton, Thos Long, 
Henry Snow, David B Thomas, Lai kin Lynch, Peter A 
Wilson, Joseph A Bitting, Juhn A B Daiton, L R Gibson, 
J B Yaughn. 

Initiated 9, Passed 9, Raised 8, Admitted 1, VVithdrawn 1, 
Expelled 1, Rejected iO. 



l03 

C4RAND LODGE FKUCEEDINGS;. 

MOUNT LEBANON, No. 117, WILSON. 



OFFICERS. 

Larry D Farmer, worshipful master ; Wm J Armstrong 
senior warden ; John G Williams, junior warden ; Jarnes J 
Taylor, treasurer ; David W Barnes, secretary, David 1 
Shallington, senior deacon ; Arthur D Farmer, jumor dea- 
con ! William D Thorn, tyler ; Jacob H Barnes and Jat^ies 
H Armstrong, Stewards. 

MEMBERS. 

Joseph Barbae, William H Skinner^ John Coulman, Wtl- 
liam Barnes, Hardy F Barnes, J W Bames Sanu,el Barne , 
D Hasket, W W Batts, Jesse Wilhams, ^ tlham L ftua , 
RA Savacre, T B Griffin, A H Adkiiison, I Evans W Swift, 
Betjomin^H Hardin. B C Watson, ^ « ^lark, Josiah Fa. 
mer E H Stephens. B E Farmer, Calvm J Pa ke., Jesse 
Sayo, Weeks Parker, Willie Winstead, James Tomhnso,, 
LaVw Rick., R W Cbton, B White, John W Hamle^ 
John GMumford, William Gay. J ^ Sl« Wt Lmm B 
Turner, Hugh Galeger, J J Brasswell, B Gay, Moses f ai- 
mer, P Clark, John B Batts, B Hoket, Jonathan Dew. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Jacob Taylor, John W Farmer, William Tomlinson, E 
J Shallington. 

laitiated 10, Passed lO, Raised 8, Suspended 3, Rejected 
3, Withdrawn 4, Death 1. 



W. R. DAVIE, No. 119, LEXINGTON. 



OFFICERS- 



George Riley, worshipful master ; James P Slempsoii. se- 
niov warden ; Alexandor B Caldclet.gh, junior warden; Ely 



^^^^ ORAi\D LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

Panry, treasurer ; Alexander C Hedge, secreiary ; Hiram 
W Urummell, senior deacon : William F Henderson, junior 
deacon ; James A Long, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

J M Leach, F W Stimpson, A D Montgomery, Bennett 
Noe, J L Caldcleugh, H E Rounsaville, Charles Parks, Os- 
borne Spence, Joseph Malsinger, Phihp Hanes, John A Holt, 
VV L Cecil, Williamson Harris, Robert Bevins, Wm J Mc^ 
Elroy. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

J W Crovvson, Samuel Green. 

Initiated 6, Passed 4, Raised 3, Admitted L 



PALESTINE, ioq, GOLD HILL. 



OFFICERS. 

J M Coffin, worshipful master ; M Richwine, senior war- 
den ; J C Barnharl, junior warden ; C B Rice, secrelaiy j 
J M Barnhart, treasurer ; J A Worth, senior deacon ; Joseph 
McCanless, junior deacon ■ Rev James Morphis, chaplain ; 
Tilman Austin, tyler. 



MEMBERS. 

A M Sullivan, J A Lynn, J W Honeycutt, Geo A Pope, 
E B Clark, J M Worth, J M Pierce, C A Morphis, A E Han- 
ner, Henry Martin, Franklin Tyack, Parson Harris, J 
A Lynn. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Jacob Austin, James A Johnson. 



Initiated 2, Raised 2, Rejected 1, Withdrawn 2 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDIN-G'S. 105 



LOGAN, No. 121, JAMESTOWN. 



OFFICERS. 

S G Coffiu; worshipful master ; P N Wheeler, senior war- 
den J WiUiam W RobeitS; junior warden 3 Enoch Stephens, 
treasurer ; N M Gardner, secretary 5 Thomas F Merritt, se- 
nior deacon ; Daniel W Edwards, junior deacon 3 S T Pick- 
ens, tyier. 

MEMBERS. 

James N MiUis, Joseph W Pattison, WiUiam H Reece^ 
Matthew Hedgecock, WiUiam H Hunt, A 0 Lindsay, J M 
Church,, Hamilton Armfield, Haley Brown, Dempsey Brown, 
Cyrus J Whaler, Lewis M Leach, Nathan Beard, Samuel 
C Sapp; M M Wheeler, K M Monison, James A Crouch, 
Jehu C Lamb, James SulUvan, Henry Ledbetter, Eh Gor- 
don, Samuel Fisher, Rev B Craven, Middleton Jones, Rev 
Thomas Barnum, Solomon Sullivan, jr. Jesse Gray, Lucms 
J Woodburn, WiUiam Lamb, George A Carpenter, Harmon 
Bundy, F S Carpenter, John G Gamble, A Stroud Pitts, R 
H Eaton, J L Robbins, Joseph D Byrns, John W Shelton, 
John W Eaton, Hector McDuffie, John B Davis, Rev J N 
B Alford, Robert Coe, Rev Jacob Guyer, Nathan Mills, Rev 
Norman Hereford, Rev John Causey, WiUiam Oakley, John 
M Armfield. 

Admitted 1, Initiated 9, Passed 9, Raised 9. 



TUSCAROPvA, No. 122, OXFORD, 

OFFICERS « 

Z M Paschal! ; worshipful master; L C Taylor, senior 
warden 3 Alexander F Spencer, junior warden ; Lmisford 
M 



1^6 GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

A Paschail^ secretary j Richard P Taylor^ treasurer j Henry 
F Parrott^ tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

James E Allen, Rev Chasteen Allen, Wilson Barford, Am- 
brose Barker, Benjamin C Cook, William Daws, Rolen C 
Dean, Rev R J Devin, Leonidas C Taylor, Isaiah Fuller, 
John R Herndon, Edward H.Hicks, Amos T T Jones, T B 
Kingsbury, Robert W Lassiter, James T Littlejohn, Lyman 
Lathem, Willis Lewis, Thadeus O McClanahan, Edward T 
Marable, Zebulon M Paschall, William H Paschall, Daniel 
A Paschall, Pleasant P Peace, Lunsford A Paschall, Wil- 
liam A Philpott, Thomas H Rainey, WiUie Royster, Alex- 
ander F Spencer^ Richard P Taylor, Henry A Taylor, Rev 
S R Traywick, Thomas B Venable, Joseph G Wagstaff, 
George Wortham, Wesley W Young, Ambrose Barker, S H 
Holloway, Henry F Parrott, Isaiah R Fuller, Tazewell L 
Hargrove, John Kelly, Donaldson P Paschall, James P Mon- 
tague, Jonathan Jenkins, Lewis K WiUie. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS, 

Horace A Burton, John Bullock, LesHe Gilliam, William 
H Gilliam, Archibald E Henderson, Lewis M Jiggetts, Tho- 
mas Miller, James Ridley, John J Speed, John C Taylor, 
Archibald Taylor. 

Initiated 8, Passed 7, Raised 7, Suspended 2, Death 1 . 



FRANKLINTON^, No. 123, FRANKLINTON. 

OFFICERS. 

L A Jeffreys, worshipful master • William F HiUiard, se- 
hiov warden ; J H Whitfield, junior warden ; J M Stone, 
treasurer ; J J Ward, secretary ,5 WD Davis, senior deacon; 
T J Walker, junior deacon ; P G Person and L A Perry, 
•stewards j William B Dunn, lyler. 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS, 1^^^ 



MEMBERS. 

Joseph J Harper, William H Joyner, Henry T Clawsoa, 
Isaac Winston, D Cole, J W Bellamy, N G Wh.tfiek , Sam- 
uel Williams, L E Riggan, R C Maynavd B ? Blackley, 
Charles Perry, Samuel C Allen, George Oatlet , rhomas F 
Waddell, J A Stone, Thomas W Short, James J Moore, F J 
Whitfield, Wdham P Burrows. Washington Branch, Burms 
Walker, Willie J Winston, Silas M Stone Willie Perry jr. 
Thomas H Conyers, JamesS Yarbrough, Wilham Wilhams, 

J W Johnson, William J Beddingfield. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

J J Thomas, Thomas L Brodie, Willis Cole, H Hargrove. 
Initiated U, Passed 11, Raised U, Rejected 1 , Suspend- 
ed 2, Withdrawn 6, No. of members 40. 



CLINTON, No. 124, LOUISBURG. 
OFFICERS. 

Davis Young, worshipful master ; Albert M Noble, senior 
warden ; junior warden vacant ; Daniel Wester, treasurer ; 
Wlliam'F Sykes, secretary ; James H Yarbrough sen^r 
deacon • WilUam V Wester, junior deacon ; Peter H Joynei, 
chaplain ; Thomas N CarUk and Henry J Bains, stewards; 
George Davis, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Washington Harris, James J Jackson, Henry L Bennett, 
Joseph A Whitaker, John Pace, Wiston P-^^y' J^^^^f 
Mimtree, William Cooper, Lewis Bartholomew, W. e Ba^ 
tein, William H Furman, Littleton O Wester W.Umm « 
Foster, Richard G Winn, Thomas C Moses, Joseph B Lr^ 
tlejohn, Warren Nobles, William D Earls, A D Green, K 
W Stallings, J A Bowls. 



108 GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

W H Strother^ James Collins, Daniel Gupton, AH Davis, 
Alfred A Lancaster, Joseph J Williams, William R Debnam^ 
John D Hawkins, sr. Jones Cook, John Foster, Wood T 
Johnson, Edmund G Brodie, John Long, James Wilson J 
D Connell, Plummer D Pearce, Nathan B Walker, Burwell 
Perry, Alexander McKnight, Wilson D Webb, Samuel W 
Brodie, Jason Goswick, James Debnam, Cooper Gupton, 
William M B Arendell, Joseph Murphy, N B Massenburg, 
Baldwin Perry, Allen Harris, William P Wilhams, Thomas 
B Cook, Joseph Foster. 

Admitted 2, Initiated G, Passed 4, Raised 4, Withdrawn 5^ 
Death 1. 



MILL CREEK, No. 125, JOHNSTOjST. 

OFFICERS. 

Nathan WiUiams, worshipful master ; Needham B Ste- 
vens, senior warden ; Ransom Lee, junior warden ; Elias S 
Jones, senior deacon ; Bowdoin Grantham, junior deacon ; 
William H Bryan, secretary ; Richard Rainer, treasurer ; 
John WilliamS;, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

JohnDupree, Benjamin B Rose, David B Adams, Loverd . 
Eldridge, Richard Manly, Joel L Bunn, Ivey I^ee,.S W 
Blackman, George P Rose, Needham Grantham, Joseph G 
Rose, Hiram Grantham, David C Hines, Harry Bryan, John 
L McKinney, Wm Parker, Everitt Smith, Everitt Thorn- 
ton, Bryan Parker, Thomas Ward, Archibald Monk, U W 
Pox, Blackman Lee, David Grantham, John F Sanders. 

Initiated 5, Passed 4, Raised 4, Rejected 8, WitMrawn^ 



I 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS^ 1^^'^ 

SUNSBURY, No. 12G, GATESVILLE. 



OFFICERS. 

William T Parker, worshipful master ; Edward H Rascoe, 
senior warden ; Thomas S Riddick, junior warden ; JohnW 
Hinton, secretary; Gordon R Hinton, treasurer ; William 11 
Harrell, senior deacon ; George W Hays, junior deacon ; 
Jacob Alphin, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

John Boothe, Thomas P Cherry, James K Costin, Mills H 
Eure, Richard H Baker, John T Morgan, James A Small, 
Hardy G Williams, Andrew Voit, John H Parker, Willis E 
Cohoon, auinton H Trotman, W B S Reddick, John C Wol- 
frey, Robert B Parker, Reddick Hunter, J R Hofflin, Isaac 
R Hunter, Henry C Willey. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Charles E Ballard, David S Pierce, Edward Burgess. 
Initiated 6, Passed 5, Raised 5, Withdrawn 2, Death 1. 



BtACKMER, No. 127, MONTGOMERY. 



OFFICERS. 

G H Makepeace, worshipful master ; J H Montgomery, 
senior warden ; S V Simons, junior warden ; C W Wooley, 
secretary; J C Andrews, treasurer ; S H Christian, senior 
deacon ; G J Cochran, junior deacon ; Noah Thompson, 
tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Samuel Threadgill, Green Bingham, James H Reed, J H 
Crawford, John Boggan, J Thomas Andrews, J Luther, Rev 



^^^^ GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

R S Ledbetter, J W McRae, Alexander McRae, Murphy 
McRae, William McRae, M McPherson, James M Crump, 
Kev Alfred H Richardson, J B Ballard, S M Ballard, W" G 
Deberry, J M Lilly, James Pearl, N Knight, O H Dockery, 
Edward Chambers, Owen Hadley. D S Pemberton, S R 
Scarbrough, A R Warner, Rev L A Whitloch, Rev D R Bru- 
ton, N B Miller, P M Ballard. 

Initiated 12, Passed 9, Raised 8, Admitted 1, Withdrawn 
9, No. of members 39. 



HANKS, -No. 128, FRANKLINSVILLE. 



OFFICERS. 

Isaac H Foust, worshipful master David PReece, senior 
warden ; C E Graves, junior warden ; Alexander S Horney, 
secretary ; B F Coffin, treasurer Thomas W Allred, senior 
deacon ; Garret Lane, junior deacon ; S M Dorsett, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Rev John W Craven, Rev Alfred Caviness, Lewis S Reece, 
John M Reece, John Spinks, Eli N Moffatt, Solomon Mof- 
fatt, Evan F Owen, George W Parks, EdwJn Whitehead, 
Jacob Steel, Eli A Craven, Joseph L Reece, Rev .loseph Mur- 
ray, Oran C Siler, Rev Thomas C Moffatt, John Howard, 
Henry M Foust, Alfred Lewaliyn, Solomon J Pickett, A T 
Pounds, Henry W Arledge, Samuel Craven, Rev A Craven, 
Samuel W >».cClary, George W Daffron, Robert Lutterloh, 
•Thomas A Hendricks, Alfred Holton, Nathaniel York, P E 
Hutson, Robert Moffatt. 

Initiated l2, Passed 16, Raised 14. 



GUAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. J^ll 

DAN RIVER, No. 120, ROCKINGHAM. 

OFFICERS. 

S Ivey; worshipful master ; C F BulkinS; senior warden 5 
N Daltoii; junior warden ; V Allen, treasurer; R H Smithy 
secretary ; W L Scales, senior deacon j N Box Scales, jun- 
ior deacon 5 C R Sympson, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

R H Gladson; Jackson Scales, T P McCoyle, Hamilton 
Scales, D J Jordan, William Martin , J J Louten- 
shlager, Thomas Frice, J M New, J Norman, T E Caty, 
J M Scales, jr. 

Initiated 3, Passed 3, Raised 3, Rejected 1, Withdrawn 2i " 
FRATERNAL, No. 130, MECHANICSVILLE. 

OFFICERS. 

B T Lillard, worshipful master 5 William C Patterson, se- 
iiior warden j D W Stubblefield, junior warden ; L E Guer- 
rant, secretary ; Robert H Wariner, treasurer ; A G Weath- 
ers, senior deacon ; James D Wilson, janior deacon ; Wil- 
liam L Wright, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

John N Cobb, John G H Dick, R L Wright, William P 
Buttes, M C Holderby, J B Holderby, V M Holderby, G P 
Bailey, O L Bailey, D W Doub, T J Stubblefield, Samuel 
Cobb. 

Initiated 2, Passed 3, Raided 3, Admitted 1, Withdrawn i , 
Masons not members^ 2, No of members 20. 



.^^^ GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 



CONOIIO, No. 131, HAMILTON. 



OFFICERS. 

W W Sherrod, worshipful master 3 R E Weathersbee, se- 
nior warden ; Joseph G Anthony, junior warden • Thoiias 
J Liddon, senior deacon ; Thomas C Davis, junior deacon ; 
PPCiemems, secretary. S T Johnson, treasurer; Wilham 
Beasley, steward; R J Carson, chaplain 3 W S Harlon, tjJer. 

MEMBERS. 

J W Ward, Joseph J Williams, C C Hines, J H Lloyd 
George Hobbs, Henry Budike, S F Gillian, John W iSher- 
rod, Joseph J Ward, John B Whitaker, F P Bozeman, John 
M Matthews, John R Hardison, James H Forrester, H S 
Williams, S R Spruili, F J Harrell, Joseph Waldo, WR W^ 
Sherrod, S J Williams, Joseph E Short, John J Cloman W 
W Gardner, John W Harrell, W T Weathersbee. 

Initiated 3, Passed 4, Raised 4, Expelled 1, Suspended 1, 
Withdrawn 5, Rejected 1, No. of members 35. 



EADIANCE, NO. 132, SNOW HILL. 

OFFICERS. * 

D A Sugg, worshipful master • W H Hame, senior war- 
den Elms Carr, junior warden • R W Taylor, senior dea- 
con,- William ilail, junior deacon j W H B Taylor, secre^ 
:ary ; H H Harper, treasurer ; John W Rasberry, tyler. 

Initiated 1, Suspended 2, No. of members 27. 



iCJRAND LODGE PK0CEE131NGS . 11*^ 

ALLEMANCE, No. 133, GRAHAM. 

OFFICERS. 

E F Watson_, worshipful master ; G D Cobb, senior war- 
den; P A Holt, junior warden; John O Holt, senior dea- 
con ; Jacob T Trollinger, junior deacon ; William Faucettj 
secretary ; William A Holt, treasurer ; William B Vandiford; 
tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

E F Watson, G D Cobb, P A Holt, John O Holt, Jacob 
T TroUinger, William Faucett, William A Holt, WiUiam B 
Vandiford, Rev Robert Tinnen, G N Hope, Joseph W Steel, 
Rev George G Walker, James A Turner, William W Horn, 
Thomas S Jones, Durand H Albright, Henry C Hurdle, 
Daniel C Harden, David L Ray, James S Wood, Thomas 
R Simpson, John Faucett, Andrew H Pyles, John D Don- 
nell, Samuel McNight, Enos Moss, Edwin M Holt, Robert 
McCulloch, Jacob Hurdle, Archibald H Boyd, Bedford Mc- 
Cray, Wagstaff Maynard, Granville S Holt, C H Faucett, 
John A Murray, Rev Alfred Iseloy, J W Ferrell, Joseph 
Holt, Lafayette Woods, Murphy Russell, Rev John R Holt/ 
John M Jones, Jesse K Gant, Rev B N Hopkins, Andrew 
J Hughes, Thomas Sillars, J H Hurdle, Josiah McCulloch. 

Not a member — G D Jordan. 

Initiated 10, Passed 11, Raised 11, Admitted 1, Number 
of members 4S. 



MOCKSVILLE, No. 134, DAVIE. 

OFFICERS. 

T J Bryan, worshipful master ; Samuel C Rose, senior 
warden ; Denton Ijams, junior warden ; Caswell Harbin, 
secretary ; Braxton Bailey, treasurer 3 Henry R Austin, sen. 
16 



114 



ior deacon ; Joseph B Jones, junior deacon ; Pearsall Thomp- 
son, chaplain ; JSathan Deaver, lyler. 

MEMBER^. 

Joseph P Pritchard, Shadrack C Fitzgerald, Lemuel Bing- 
ham, Alexander M Booe^ John A Lilhngton, Thomas M 
Young, William A Meron}-, Lewis C Hanes, William R 
Shaipe, iSamuel Rosebio, William Smith, James W Wise- 
mau; John W Clifford, Isaac Holman, Wellborn Stonestreet, 
Beal Ijams; jr. Peter Clay well, James Latham, Jno W Baity, 
Peter C Journey, George W Johnson, Charles Anderson, 
lohn Taylor, James S Xesbitt, Richard C Wiseman, Samuel 
Taylor, Denton Hendre/i, William A James, Archibald M 
Yoimg, Samuel W Xaylor, David M Crenshaw, Littleberry 
R Rose, jr. Jeremiah Coleman, Edward M Godby , Robert 
Rose, Allen A Harbin, Alexander Deaver, Wesley A Pra- 
ther, Wilham F McMahan. William E Booe, Andrew B Hol- 
man, Cheshire Sain, Pleasant S Smith, .Milton D Traviihon. 
Samuel W Little, Patrick H Rich, Joseph Gray,, Charles W 
Lippard. 

MASOXS NOT MEMBERS.' 

John Kelly, Wilham B Wilson, William Baity. 

Initiated 12. Passed 15, Raised 15, Withdrawn 4, Re- 
jected 6 

BLACK KOCK, Xl>. Uo, BRUNSWICK. 

OFFICERS. 

James H Allen, worshipful master; James H Pritcheti. 
senior warden : M C Turrentioe, junior warden ; D D Alien, 
treasurer ; Joseph A Parker, secretary ; A C Crombie, sen- 
ior deacon ; K K Council, junior deacon ; John O Danie 
and John M Sykes. stewards j George W Lenoir, chaplain : 
John Browning; tyler. 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 1 
MEMBERS. 

Joseph Green, James M Simpson, C J Byrcl, Jas W Mc- 
Coy, John W Pridgin, Riifus P Leura, D C Amis, W West- 
brooks, J JBright, A Thomason, P Rourk, Jordan Willard, 
H S Lucas, J J Pridgm, W B Lucas, F A Godley, W H 
.Holland, W A Atkinson, James O Anders, W H Allen, Jas 
G Sewell. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

James G IVtelyin, A Sessions. 

initiated 11, Passed 10, Raised 10, Rejected 5, 



LEAKSVILLE, No. 136, ROCKINGHAM. 

* OFFICERS. 

W S Binford, worshipful master 3 J* W Burton, senior war- 
den ; G H Chaplain, junior warden ; R R Galloway, trea- 
surer ; J C Martin, secretary ; T W Field, senior deacon 3 J 
Strong, junior deacon ; O C Calhoun, tyler. 

* MEMBERS, 

W L Binford, J W Burton, G H Chaplin, R R Galloway, 
J C Martin, T W Field, J Strong, O C Calhoun, J P DiL 
lard, E T Brodnax, D Grant, J Hodgin, P D Hopper, W M 
Harrison, R Lamphin, G W Martin, Warren Norman, Thos 
Reynolds, E L Stegall, Hugh Willis, H J Short, H Marsh- 
all, Hughes Dillard. 

Admitted 1, Initiated 3, Passed 3, Raised 2, Deaths 3. 



LINCOLN, No. 137, LINCOLNTON. 

OFFICERS. 

William Lander, worshipful master ; James A Caldwell, 
senior warden ; James T Alexander, junior warden ; WiL 



■tiO • CJRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

liam J Hoke, secretary ; Elisha S Barrett, treasurer ; Law- 
son P Henderson, senior deacon ; Ephraim S Edwards, ju- 
nior deacon 5 John A Jetton, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Augustus W Burton, C F Briggs, T W Bradburn, Albert 
W Delter, Lorenzo Ferrer, John W Fite, L B Gaston, Jacob 
I Carpenter, Joha Detler, jr. Richard Hare, A J Harriss, J 
B Harriss, William Jenks, David A Jenkins, Orvell Jenks, 
Robert M Gates, Martin L Phifer, Alfred A Ramsour, Wm 
E Rose, Lyman Woodford, Robert Williamson, Middleton 
King, George Mosteller, Z A Moss, Jasper Stowe, Decatur 
Stowe, William Sloan, Thomas R Shuford, J M Shuford. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

Samuel Lander, LD Childs, H HDurant, John B Harry, 
William R Edward, J M Newson. 

Initiated 16, Parsed 16, Raised 16, Admitted 5, With- 
drawn 2, 



KING SOLOMON, No. 138, NEW HANOVER. 



OFFICERS. 

John D Powers, worshipful master ; C T Murphy, senior 
warden; John Jones, junior warden ; James P Moore, sec- 
retary ; M T Groom, treasurer ; John D Moore, senior dea- 
con ; Maurice G Golhns, junior deacon ; Lott Groom, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Horace A Bagg, T A Rooks, James B Ryford, Richard L 
Bordeaux, A M Lamb, William Robische, James F Simp- 
son, George Alderman, John H Murphy, William C Mott, 
WiUiam G Barton, WiUiam H Moore, Wilham S Larkins,' 
William S Pridgen, WilHam W Wayne, John A McJnnis, 



• GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. IIT 

John H Lee, Fletcher H Bell, John^ Hause, D W Mott, 
John Collins, Joel L Moore, Thomas J Pridgen, J E Ward. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

A J Mott, William A Lamb, Stephen Costin, Charles 
Henry. 

Initiated l8, Passed 17, Raised 17, Rejected 2, Death 1, 
No. of members 32. 



MOUNT ENERGY, No. 140, GRANVILLE. 

OFFICERS. 

L H Bullock, worshipful master ; B B Hester, senior war- 
den ; W H Lyon, junior warden ; N E Cannaday, secretary ; 
J B Green, treasurer ; William E Bullock, senior deacon ; 
Weldon E Bullock, junior deacon ; Hatville Freeman, tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Irvin Morgan, B F Bullock, John D Bullock, Leroy 
Smith, William Horner, William A Rogers, J P Adams, 
WiUiam Green, Edward Bullock, Wm Heflin, Barzelia Jef- 
freys, D C White, Jeremiah Estes, Henry Smith, J R WaL 
ker, R C Freeman, Bedford Yaughan, John T Smith, Rufus 
Bobbitt, Isham Kittle. 

Initiated 8, Passed 4, Raised 5, Admitted 1, Rejected 3, 
No. of members 27. 



CAROLINA, No. 141, ANSON. 

OFFICERS. 

William K Blake, worshipful master ; Joseph Medley, se- 
nior warden ; B F Ingram, junior warden : V S Garrett, 



118 



treasurer J S Kend#ll, secietary - D B McSiveen, senior 
deacon • T L Ingram, junior deacon • G D Boggan and N 
D Clark, stewards : George Dunlap,, chaplain ; G A Smith, 
tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

James S Turner, R J McDonald, Christopher Watkins, 
G B Threadgil], J E Bonnoitt, W F Harllee, J F Dun- 
lap, R L Gillis, R L Steel, W Y Hatcher, Rowland 
Crump, W S Kendall, WiUiam Scherzer, A Carpenter, Tho- 
mas E Crowson, E H Colher, Alexander Crump, J B Cot- 
trell, W Carter. 

Initiated 23, Passed 23, Raised 23, Admitted 3, Number 
of members 30. 



PALMYRA, >7o. 147, AVERASBORO\ 



OFFICERS. 

James C Surls, worshipful master ; James A Johnson, 
senior warden , A B Horton, junior warden. 

MEMBERS. 

Neil! S Stewart, A S McNeill, D J McAlister, R F Mur- 
phy, A H M Lnther, John N Mdlwany, Anson Parker, 
Asher Reaves, John Sugg, Leonard Godwm. Henry Cham' 
pion, W B Surls. 

MASONS NOT MEMBERS. 

W J Clements, W H Burgess, S Truelove, Joel Jackson, 
D W Jackson. 

Initiated 7, Passed 5, Raised 13, Death 1, Whole num- 
ber 20. ' 



1 1 Q 

ADONIRAM, No. 149, YOUNG'S CROSS ROA^Js: 



OFFICERS. 



L B Stone, worshipful master ; J E Montague, senior war- 
den • J H White, junior warden ; J S Overbj; treasurer ; 
L alrner, secretary ; J C Garner, senior deacon 5 A J Chan- 
ler; junior deacon ; G W Pittord, tyler. 



MEMBERS. 



James H Strum, James Hester, David S Wilkerson, Ro- 
bert D Puryear, William E Royster, Salmon H Holloway, 
Y M C Montague, Samuel F Tenable, Rev J F Mallitt, i 
J {"ittard, James B Eleron, G B Montague. 

Initiated 12, Passed 12, Raised 13, Rejected 2, Number 
of members 20. 



GUAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. l^l 



GRAND LODGES 

In Correspondence loith the Grand Lodge of North Caro- 
olina, with the Address of each Grand Secretary. 

Alabama.— OTgd^mzQdi June 14, 1821— David Clopton, G 
M ; A P Phister, G S ; Montgoriiery. 

Arkansas.— OYg?imzQd Feb. 22, 1832— E H Whitfield, 
G M ; T D Merrick, G S ; Little Hock. 

Co?mecticut.— Organized July 8, 1789— W E Sandford, 
G M ; EG Storer, G S ; New Haven. 

California.— Organized April 17, 1850— H D Hyam, G 
M ; L Stowell, G S ; San Francisco. 

Delaware.— OigSLuized June 0, 1806— WilliaQi F Reid, 
G M ; George Vv Chator, G S • Wihnington. 

District of Columbia. — Organized Dec. 11, 1800— B B 
French, G M ; Charles Frailey, G S ; Washington. 

P/onWa.— Organized July 5, 1830— Samuel B Stevens, 
G M ; John B Taylor, G S ; Tallahassee. 

G^eor^ia.— Organized Bee. 16, 1786.— WiUiam C Daw- 
son, G M ; Simoc Rose, G S ; Macon. 

/?ifena.— Organized Jan. ]2, 1818— AC Downey,GM; 
Francis King, G S ; Indianopolis . 

Illinois.— Orgamzed Oct. 1840— Thomas J Packett, G Mj 
H G Reynolds, G S : Knoxville, 

/o^^a— Organized Jan. 8, 1844— Wm D McCord, GMj 
A Humphreys, G S j Muscatine. 

Kentucky.— OYganized Oct. 13, 1800— M M Tyler, G M; 
PhiHp Swigeri, G S ; Frankfort. 

Louisiana.— Ovgdiuized July 11, 1812— R W Hill, G M ; 
Edward Barnett, G S ; Neio Orleans. 

Ma^*7ie.— Organized Tune 1, 1820— John C Humphreyj^^ 
G M ; Charles B Smith, G S ; Portland. 

Massachusetts >—Ovgm\zQd Dec, 27, 1769 — Geo iVl Raa- 
dalL G M , Charles W Moore, G S - Boston, 
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Mari/Ia7id.— Organized May, 1794— Charles H Ohr, G Mj 
Joseph Robinson, G S ; Baltimore. 

Organized April 23, 1821— B W Grower, G 
M 3 A O 'Sullivan, G S ; St. Louis. 

Michigan.— R F Backus, G M 5 James Fenton, G S ; 
Detroit, 

Mississippi. — Organized .luiy 27, 1818— James M Howey, 
G M ; VV P Mellen, G S ; Natchez. 

New Hampshire. — Organized Jan'ry 8, 1789— H Chase, 
G M ; M W Tappan, G S ; Bradford 

New Yor^ -^Organized Sept. 5, 1781— Nelson Handell, 
G M ; James VV Powell, G S 5 New York. 

New J'ersey.— Organized Dec. 18, 1786— Edw'd Stewart, 
G M ; Josepli H Hough, G S ; Trenton, 

OAfo.— Organized Jan. 7, 1808— W H Hubbard, G M; 
F F Smith, G S 3 Mt. Vernon. 

Pe7insylvania — Organized Sept 'r 25, 1 786— A Bournon- 
ville, G M ; VV H Adams, G S ■ Philadelphia. 

Rhode /stod— Organized June 25, 1791— William Field 
GM : James Hutchinson, G S 5 Providence. 

South Caro/??za.— Organized March 24, 1787.— E W 
Charles, G M / A G McKay, G S ; Charleston. 

Te7inessee.—0xga.n\zQd 1812 or 1813— A M Hughes, G 
M ; Charles A Fuller, G S ; Nashville. 

Texas —John Sayles, G M j A J Ruthven, G S ; Houston. 

Fir^mm,— Organized Oct. 30, 1778— James Evans, G 
M j John Dove, G S ; Richmond. 

Vermont.— Organized Oct. 14, 1794— P C Tucker, G M ; 
1 B Hollenbeck, G S Burlington. 

Wisconsin.— VienrY C Palmer, G M ; William R Smith, 
G S ; Mineral Point. 

Oregon rer.— Organized Sept. 13, I85I--B Jennings, 
GJ M ; B Stark, G S ; Portland. 

The Provincial Grand Lodges of Montreal and Toronto 5 
Canada, 



GRAND OFFICERS- 



A LIST of the Six Principal Officers of the Grand Lodge of 
North Carohna, from 1789 to 1852, inclusive. 

The Grand Lodge of North Carohna was organized by 
Charter from the Grand Lodge of Scotland, 14th January, 
1771, and its meetings are held on the first Monday m De- 
cember in each and every year. 

December 11, 1787. 
Samuel Johnston, grand master ; Richard Caswell, deputy 
grand master ; Richard ElUs, ™nd senior warden ; Michael 
Payne, grand junior warden ; Abner Neal, grand treasurer ; 
James Glascow, grand secretary. 

November 18, 1788. 

Richard Caswell, grand master ; Michael Payne, deputy 
grand master ; James Glascow, grand senior warden S. W, 
Arnett, grand junior warden 5 Stephen Cabarrus, grand trea- 
surer; William J. Dawson, grand secretary. 

November 21, 1789. 

Samuel Johnston, grand master ; James Glascow, deputy 
grand master ; S. W. Arnett, grand senior warden ; Luns^ 
ford Long, grand junior warden ; Stephen Cabarrus, grand 
treasurer ; William J. Dawson, grand secretary. 

November 17, 1790. 

Samuel Johnston, grand master ; James Glascow, deputy 
grandmaster ; Stephen Cabarrus, grand senior warden Isaac 
Guion, grand junior warden ; Frederick Hargot, giand trea^ 
surer ; Matthias Handy, grand secretary- 



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December 22; 1791. • 

Samuel Johnston, grand master j James Glascow, deputy 
grand master Stephen Cabarrus, grand senior warden; Luns- 
ford Long, grand junior warden ; Frederick Hargot^ grand 
treasurer ; Matthias Handy, grand secretary. 

December l4, 1792. 

William R. Davie, grand master ; James Glascow, deputy 
^rand master; Lunsford Long, grand senior warden ; John 
Macon, grand junior warden ; Frederick Hargot, grand trea- 
surer; James Ellis, grand secretary. 

D eb EMBER 23, 1793. 

William R. Davie, grand master ; James Glascow, deputy 
grand master • John Macon, grand senior warden ; John 
Louis Taylor, grand junior warden ; Frederick Hargot, grand 
treasurer ; Richard W Freear, grand secretary. 

December 3, 1794. 

William R. Davie, grand master James Glascow, deputy 
grand master ; John Louis Taylor, grand senior warden ; 
John Ingles, grand junior warden, Waller Alves, grand 
treasurer ; Richard W Freear, grand secretary. 

December 6, 1795. 

Wilham R. Davie, grand master ; James Glascow, deputy 
grand master j John Louis Taylor, grand senior warden ; 
Henry Hill, grand junior w^arden ; John Macon, grand trea- 
surer Robert Williams, grand secretary. 

December 3, 1796. 

William R. Davie, grand master ; James Glascow, deputy 
grand master ; John Louis Taylor, grand senior warden ; 
Montford Stokes, grand junior warden ; Robert Williams, 
grand secretary ; , grand treasurer. 



GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. '-^'^^ 

December 10, 1797. 

William R. Davie, grand master ; James Glascow, deputy 
grand master 5 John Louis Taylor, grand senior warden ; 
Montford Stokes, grand junior warden 5 Richard W Fr^ear, 
feasurer ; Robert WiUiams, jr., secretary. 

December 16, 1798. 

William R. Davie, grand master 5 John Haywood, deputy 
grand master ; Montfo^t Stokes, grand senior warden ; David 
Caldwell, grand junior warden ; Henry Potter, grand trea- 
surer- Robert Williams, grand secretary. 

December 4, 1799. 

William Polk, grand master ; John Louis Taylor, deputy 
errand master ; Montfort Stokes, grand senior warden ; Wait- 
siUe Avery, grand junior warden ; Henry Potter, treasurer ; 
Robert Williams, secretary. 

December 3, 1800. 

William Polk, grand master ; John Louis Taylor, deputy 
grand master ; Monlford Stokes, giand senior warden 5 John 
Winslow, grand junior warden; Henry Potter, treasurer; 
Robert Williams, secretary. 

December 11, I80L 

WiUiam Polk, grand master ; John Louis Taylor, deputy 
grand master , Montfort Stokes, grand senior warden ; Wil- 
liam Duffy, grand junior warden ; William Boylan, grand 
treasurer 3 Robert Williams, grand secretary. 

December 12, 1802. 

John Louis Taylor, grand master ; Montfort Stokes, de- 
puty grand master ; John Hall, grand senior warden ; Na- 
thaniel Alexander, grand junior warden ; WiUiam Boylan, 
grand treasurer ; Robert WilliamS; grand secretary. 



December 11, 1808. 
John Louis Taylor, grand master ; Monlfort Stokes de 

Jiciin jJimy, grand junior warden • Wi'llin^ d i 
'-surer,. Robert ^HHa.s, i'sel'ett" 

December 13^ 1804. 

bert Cochran, Ernn, iZ^t,^:'\;ZLT'r 
^surer : Robert Wiliiams, secretary. ' 

December 12, 1805. 

John Hall, grand master : Montfort Stnt.. /i 
master: Robert Cor-hm., ' ""'''^ ^^^^^s, deputy grand 

surer, Robert Willia.s, gra^dTeX^^'^"^ 
December 5, 1 806. 

John Hail, grand master : Montfnrf i 
master ; Robert Cochr.n deputy grand 

, vuueu oochran, grand sen or warden • IViit; 
Duffy, grand junior warden : Wilimm RoT ' ! ™ 
surer; Robert TOiiams, grand sT^ry'"''^'^"' ^""^ 

November 28, 1807. 

John Hall, grand master : Montford ^fnt.c j 
master , Benjamin Smith, ran^^rt ^^2:1^' 
Davidson, grand junior warden - William Rn,',! ^ ; 
treasurer; Robert Williams, grand se.et" ^'^"^ ^"""^ 

December 16, 1808. 

.JnTZt^ttgTrSr ^""^^ ^""-Meputy 
Andrew Oaldwel,,Zd j^^^r " HilTr ' 
grand treasurer. Tho.asL Willia^ AnT! ^7'""' 



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December 11, 1809. 

BenjamiQ Smith, grand master ; Robert Williams, deputy 
o-rand master ; Moiitfort Stokes, grand semor warden ; Cal- 
vii; Jones, grand junior warden ; William Boylan, grand 
treasurer ; Thomas L. Williams, grand secretary. 

December 1, ISIO. 

Benjamin Smith, grand master ; Robert Williams, deputy 
grand master 5 Calvin Jones, grand senior warden ; George 
L. Davidson, grand junior warden ; William Boylan, grand 
treasurer; Thomas L Williams, grand secretary. 

November 29, iSll. 

Robert Williams, grand master , Jeremiah Slade, deputy 
grand master ; Calvin Jones, grand senior warden ; George 
L. Davidson, grand junior warden ; William Boylan, grand 
treasurer ; Alexander Lucas, grand secretary. 

December 5, 1812. 

Robert Williams, grand master ; ; deputy 

grand master; Calvin Jones, grand senior warden ; William 
Miller, grand junior warden ; William Boylan, treasurer; 
Alexander Lucas, secretary. 

Decsmber 11, l8l3. 

Robert Williams, grand master ; Jeremiah Slade, deputy 
grand master ; Calvin Jones, grand senior warden ; WiUiam 
Miller, grand junior warden ; William Boylan, grand trea- 
surer ; Alexander Lucas, grand secretary. 

November 26, 1814. 

John Louis Taylor, grand master ; Jeremiah Slade deputy 
grand master ; Calvin Jones, grand senior warden ; William 
Miller, grand junior warden ; WiUiam Boylan, grand trea^ 
surer : Alexander Lucas, gi'and secretary. 



^"^^ grand lodge proceedings. 

• December 18, 1815. 

John Louis Taylor^ grand master ; ; deputy 

grand master Calvin Jones, grand senior warden ; William 
Miller, grand junior warden William Boylan/grand trea- 
surer ; Alexander Lucas, grand secretary. 

December 14, 1816. 

John Louis Taylor, grand master ; Kemp Plummer, de- 
puty grand master ; Calvin Jones, grand senior warden ; 
William Miller, grand j iinior warden ; William Boylan, grand 
treasurer ; Alexander Lucas, grand secretary. 

N December 8, 1817. 

Calvin J ones, grand master John Winslow, deputy grand 
master; James Jredell, grand senior warden ; Simmons J. 
Baker, grand junior warden \Yilliam Boylan, grand Irea^ 
surer ; x\lexander Lucas, grand secretary. 

December 19, 1818. 

Calvin Jones, grandmaster ; John Winslow, deputy grand 
master 3 Louis D. Wilson, grand senior warden: Leonard 
Henderson, grand junior warden ; Wdliam Boylan, grand 
treasurer ; Alexander Lucas, grand secretary. 

December 3, 1819. 

Calvin Jones, grand master James Iredell, deputy grand 
master ,• Louis D. Wilson, grand senior warden Leonard 
Henderson, grand junior warden ; William Boylan, grand 
treasurer ■ Alexander Lucas, grand secretary. 

December 16, 1820. 

John A. Cameron, grandmaster ; Frederick Nash, deputy 
grand master ; Louis D Wilson, grand senior warden ; J. C. 
Ehringhaus, grand junior warden ; William Boyian/grand 

treasurer j Bazaieei Gilfett, grand secretdrv. 



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December 3; 1821. 

John A Cameron, grand master ; — ^ deputy 

grand master ; James S Smith, grand senior warden j Joseph 
H Bryan, grand junior warden ; Wilham Boylan, grand 
treasurer ; Benjamin A Barham, grand secretary . 

1822. 



No record of proceedings found this year. 
December 15, 1823. 

Robert Strange, grand master • Fiancis L Hawks, deputy 
grand master j Thomas Clancy, grand senior warden ; Baza- 
leel Gillett, grand junior warden ; WiUiam Boylan, grand 
treasurer Alexander J Lawrence, grand secretary. 

December 23, 1824. 

Robert Strange, grand master Francis L Hawks, deputy 
grand master Thomas A Pasteur, grand senior warden , 
Bazaleel Gillett, grand junior warden : Benjamin A Barhani;, 
grand treasurer ; Alexander J Lawrence, grand secretary. 

December 6, 1825. 

Hutchins G Burton, grand master ; Francis L Hawks^ 
deputy grand master ; George E Spruill, grand senior war- 
den ; Louis D Wilson, grand junior warden ; Benjamin A 
Barham, grand treasurer; Alexander J Lawrence, grand se- 
cretary. 

December 19, 1826. 

Hutchins G. Burton, grand master; Francis L. Hawks^ 
deputy grand master ; George E. Spruill, grand senior war- 
den; Louis D. Wilson, grand junior warden ; Benjamin A. 
Barham. grand treasurer ; Alexander J. Lawrence^ grand 
Secretary. 

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l30 i3RAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

December 6, 1827. 

Louis D. Wilson^ grand master ; John E. Lewis, deputy 
grand master; George E. Spruili, grand senior warden; 
Jesse Speight^ grand junior warden; Benjamin A. Barham, 
grand treasurer ; Alexander J. Lawrence, grand secretary, 

December 10, 1828. 

Louis D. Wilson, grand master; John Owen, deputy 
grandmaster; James Grant, grand senior warden , Samuel 
F. Patterson, grand junior warden ; Benjamm A. Baiham, 
grand treasurer ; John C. Stedman, grand secretary. 

December 8, 1829. 

Louis D. Wilson, grand master; John Owen, deputy 
grand master ; James Grant, grand senior warden ; Samuel 
F. Patterson, grand junior warden; Benjamin A Barham, 
grand treasurer ; John C Stedman, grand secretary. 

December 14, 1830. 

Richard D. Spaight, grand master ; Samuel F. Patterson, 
deputy grand master ; George Blair, grand senior warden ; 
John H. Wheeler, grand junior warden ; Benjamin A Bar- 
ham^ grand treasurer ; John C. Stedman, grand secretary. 

December 7, 1831. 

llichard D. Spaight, grand master; Samuel F. Patterson, 
deputy grand master ; R. Haywood, grand senior warden ; 
D.Coleman, grand junior warden; D. Lindeman, grand 
trea.surer ; C. D. Lehman, grand secretary. ' 

December 17, 1832. 

Simmons J, Baker, grand master ; WiUiam Davidson, 
deputy grand master; Gray Little, grand senior warden; 
John G. Marshall, grand junior warden ; D. Lindeman, 
grand treasurer ; Thomas J. Lemay, grand secretary. 



grand lodge proceedings. 

December 11; 1833. 

Samuel F. Patterson, grand master 3 David W. Stone, 
deputy grand master ; Daniel Coleman, grand senior war- 
den ; Edmund B. Freeman, grand junior warden 3 D. Lin- 
deman, grand treasurer ; J. J. Christophers, grand secretary 

December 3, 1834. 

Samuel F. Patterson, grandmaster 3 David W. Stone, de- 
puty grand master ; Daniel Coleman, grand senior warden j 
John G. Marshall, grand junior warden 3 D. Lindeman^ 
grand treasurer ; J. J. Christophers, grand secretary. 

December 7, 1835. 

Lewis H Marsteller, grand master ; David W. Stone, de- 
puty grand master; Daniel Coleman, grand senior warden j 
Edmund B. Freeman, grand junior warden ; Green W. Li- 
gon, grand treasurer ; John J. Christophers, grand secretary, 

December 14, 1836. 

Lewis H. Marsteller, grand master ; David W. Stone, de- 
puty grand master ; Henry Blount, grand senior warden j 
James Maclin, grand junior warden 3 Green W. Ligon, grand 
treasurer ; William T. Bain, grand secretary. 

December 25, 1837. 

David W. Stone, grand master ; Thomas L. B. Gregory, 
deputy grand master ; William W. Cherry, grand senior 
warden; William B. Dunn, grand junior warden - C. W. 
D. Hutchings, grand treasurer ; WiUiam T. Bain, grand 
secretary. 

December 7, 1838. 

David W. Stone, grand master Kenneth Rayner, depu- 
ty grand master; William W. Cherry, grand senior war- 




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den ; Duncan G. McRae; grand junior warden ; C. W. D. 
Hutshings, grand treasurer ; VViiliam T. Bain^ grand sec- 
retary. 

December 3^ 1839. 

David W. Stone, grand master; William B. Dunn, de> 
puty grand master ; John G. Maishall, grand senior war- 
den ; Daniel L. Crenshaw, grand junior warden ; 0. W. 
D. Hutchings, grand treasurer ; William T. Bain, grand se- 
cretary. 

December 8, 1840. 

Simmons J. Baker, grand master ; W. S. Baker, deputy 
grand master ; Daniel L. Crenshaw, grand senior warden ; 
Kader Biggs, grand junior warden j C. W. D. Hutchings, 
grand treasurer ; William A. Harrison, grand secretary. 

December 7, 1841. 

Daniel li. Crenshaw, grand master; Thomas Loring, de- 
puty grand master ; Thomas E. Pender , grand senior war- 
den ; Davis Young, grand junior w? rden ; C. W. D. Hutch- 
ings, grand treasurer ; William A. Harrison, grand secretary. 

December S, 1 S42. 

John H. Wheeler, grand master ; J. H. Jacocks, deputy 
grand master ; Thomas E. Pender, grand senior warden ; 
Davis Young, grand junior warden ; C. W. D. Hutchin§^, 
grand treasurer ; William A Harrison, grand secretary. 

December 7, 1843. . 

John H. Wheeler, grand master ; Hon. David L. Swain, 
deputy grand master ; P. W. Fanning, grand senior warden; 
William P. Taylor, grand junior warden ; C. W. D. Hutch- 
ings, grand treasurer ; William A Harrison, grand secretary. 



CJRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

December 7^ 1844. 

P. W. Fanning, grand master ; David W. Stone, deputy 
grand master ; Thomas S. Clarke, grand senior warden ; 
A. S. Mooring, grand junior warden ; C. W. D. Hatchings, 
grand treasurer ; Wiliiam T. Bain, grand secretary. 

December 4, 1845. 

P. W. Fanning, ^rand master ; Thomas Loring, deputy 
grand master ; Wiley W. Johnson, grand senior warden ; 
Talcott Burr, grand junior warden; 0. W. D. Hutchings, 
grand treasurer ; William T. Bain, grand secretary. 

December 10, 1846. 

P. W. Fanning, grand master ; William Gott, deputy 
grand master ; JohnH. Drake, grand senior warden ; Peter 
Adams, grand junior warden j C. W. D. Hutchings, grand 
treasurer ; William T. Bain, grand secretary. 

December 8, 1847. 

William F. CoUins, grand master ; Clement H Jordan, 
deputy grand master ; Talcott Burr, Jr. grand senior war- 
den ; WiUiam H. Mead, grand junior warden 5 C. W. D. 
Hutchings, grand treasurer ; William T, Bain, grand sec- 
retary. 

December 7, 1848. • 

WiUiam F. Collins, grand master; Clement H. Jordan, 
deputy grand master ; John H. Drake, grand senior war- 
den ; Joab Hiatt, grand junior warden', C. W. D. Hutch- 
ings, grand treasurer ; William T. Bain, grand secretary. 

December 6, 1849. 

William F. Collins, grand master; Clement H.Jordan, 
deputy gland master ; William G. Hill, grand senior war- 
den ; Joab Hiatt, grand junior warden ; C. W. D. Hutch- 
ings, grand treasurer ; WiUiam T. Bain, grand secretary. 



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GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS. 

December 3, 1850. 

Alonzo T. Jerkins, grand master j Cyrus P. Mendenhall 
deputy grand master; Luke Blackmer, grand senior war- 
den • John A. Rowland, grand junior warden ; C. W. D 
Hutchings, grand treasurer ; William T. Bain, grand sec- 
retary. ^ & . 

December 3, 1851. 

Alonzo T. Jerkins, grand master ; Cyrus P. Mendenhall, 
deputy grand master; Luke Blackmer, grand senior war- 
den: James E. Allen, grand junior waiden C W D 
Hutchmgs, grand treasurer ; William T. Bain, grand sec- 
retary, • 

December 7, 1852. 

Alonzo T Jerkins, grand master ; Cyrus P. Mendenhall, 
deputy grand master; Luke Blackmer, grand senior war- 
den ; Wilham P. Taylor, grand junior warden ; C. W D 
Hutchings, grand treasurer ; William T. Bain, srand sec- 
retary. °